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The POSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,292 3193 0.004 38
United States (1880 census) 1,557 3718 0.003 31
Change since 1880 +8735 +525 +0.001 +7
Other Countries
Australia 15 64674 0.000 1
United Kingdom 351 11456 0.001 8
Top States for POSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 1,996 290 0.050 498
North Carolina 859 1458 0.011 107
Texas 858 2716 0.004 41
Tennessee 774 1169 0.014 136
Florida 562 3737 0.004 35
Top States for POSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 1,996 290 0.050 498
Tennessee 774 1169 0.014 136
North Carolina 859 1458 0.011 107
Virginia 466 2023 0.007 66
Kentucky 244 2285 0.006 60

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

Classification and Origin of POSTON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 127 1.23
White (Hispanic) 107 1.04
Native American/Alaskan 55 0.53
Asian/Pacific 37 0.36
White (Caucasian) 8,872 86.2
Black/African American 1,094 10.63

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

Meaning of POSTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to POSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POSTON.

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 POSTON

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