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The NESTER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,519 5749 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,020 5369 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +4499 -380 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 72 18838 0.000 4
United Kingdom 112 22817 0.000 2
Top States for NESTER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 1,069 865 0.015 151
Pennsylvania 597 2669 0.005 49
Ohio 476 3084 0.004 42
Florida 263 7635 0.002 16
West Virginia 240 1171 0.013 133
Top States for NESTER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 1,069 865 0.015 151
West Virginia 240 1171 0.013 133
Mississippi 168 2317 0.006 59
Delaware 42 3398 0.005 54
Pennsylvania 597 2669 0.005 49

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called NESTER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called NESTER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called NESTER in Virginia than any other state, but you are more likely to find a NESTER by picking someone at random in Virginia than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of NESTER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the NESTER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the NESTER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of NESTER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 75 1.36
Mixed Race 65 1.18
White (Hispanic) 55 1
Native American/Alaskan 30 0.54
Asian/Pacific 18 0.33
White (Caucasian) 5,276 95.6

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the NESTER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NESTER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of NESTER.

Similar names to NESTER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NESTER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for NESTER

The following words are slight variants of NESTER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.