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The STONE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 149,802 162 0.056 555
United States (1880 census) 40,075 115 0.080 802
Change since 1880 +109727 -47 -0.024 -247
Other Countries
Australia 7,691 164 0.047 470
United Kingdom 28,514 174 0.062 621

'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.

Classification and Origin of STONE

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 STONE 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 STONE 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 STONE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 824 0.55
White (Caucasian) 130,927 87.4
Black/African American 11,834 7.9
Mixed Race 2,367 1.58
White (Hispanic) 2,457 1.64
Native American/Alaskan 1,393 0.93

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

Meaning of STONE in historical publications

(origin: Local) A town in England. The name was probably given to an individual who resided near or by some remarkable stone, or at a place called Stone. "Will at the Stone."

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

STONE. A very common local surname. There are towns, parishes, kc, so called in cos. Stafford, Buckingham, Gloucester, Kent, Worcester, &c.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to STONE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as STONE.

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 STONE

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