American Surname Summary Data for CUMPSTON

I’ve found an unusual American website  which gives summary data for the frequency that surnames appear in each state

Frequency Comparisons
  Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 825 27496 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 123 27306 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +702 -190 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 31 36755 0.000 2
United Kingdom 36 27018 0.000 1


Top States for CUMPSTON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 101 15276 0.001 8
West Virginia 96 2511 0.005 53
Ohio 68 19624 0.001 6
California 57 39921 0.000 2
Kentucky 43 8308 0.001 11
Top States for CUMPSTON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 96 2511 0.005 53
Nebraska 42 6841 0.002 25
Delaware 17 8074 0.002 22
Oregon 41 11021 0.001 12
Kentucky 43 8308 0.001 11



  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it’s the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it’s the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

‘N/A’ 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 CUMPSTON live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CUMPSTON represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CUMPSTON in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CUMPSTON by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.Ethnic distribution of CUMPSTON in the USA

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 791 95.88
Mixed Race 14 1.7
White (Hispanic) 13 1.58
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 0
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

The site has no information on the meaning or background history to the name so I have written to add what I know from my website at

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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