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The POLSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,075 9693 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 413 11214 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +2662 +1521 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 5 153849 0.000 0
United Kingdom 41 26687 0.000 1
Top States for POLSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 348 1724 0.009 86
Indiana 321 2552 0.005 53
Texas 232 8356 0.001 11
Florida 216 9196 0.001 14
Missouri 198 3981 0.004 35
Top States for POLSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 348 1724 0.009 86
Arkansas 155 2418 0.006 58
Indiana 321 2552 0.005 53
South Carolina 186 3176 0.005 46
Missouri 198 3981 0.004 35

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

Classification and Origin of POLSTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the POLSTON 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 POLSTON 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 POLSTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 98 3.19
White (Hispanic) 48 1.56
Mixed Race 30 0.98
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.72
Asian/Pacific 8 0.26
White (Caucasian) 2,869 93.3

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

Meaning of POLSTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to POLSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POLSTON.

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 POLSTON

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