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The ROULSTON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 504 40833 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 212 18519 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +292 -22314 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 279 5570 0.002 17
United Kingdom 601 7768 0.001 13
Top States for ROULSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 58 6476 0.002 17
Florida 47 30710 0.000 3
New York 42 38376 0.000 2
Texas 41 28462 0.000 2
Pennsylvania 33 37871 0.000 3
Top States for ROULSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 58 6476 0.002 17
Alaska 7 13463 0.001 11
Arkansas 18 11245 0.001 7
Delaware 5 22206 0.001 6
Massachusetts 32 21382 0.001 5

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

Classification and Origin of ROULSTON

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 ROULSTON 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 ROULSTON 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 ROULSTON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 475 94.25
Black/African American 11 2.18
Native American/Alaskan 7 1.39
Mixed Race 6 1.19
White (Hispanic) 5 0.99
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of ROULSTON in historical publications

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

Similar names to ROULSTON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ROULSTON.

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 ROULSTON

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