JOHNSON

American Surname Summary Data for JOHNSON

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,857,160 2 0.688 6,884
United States (1880 census) 385,322 2 0.771 7,706
Change since 1880 +1471838 0 -0.083 -822
Other Countries
Australia 33,435 7 0.205 2,045
United Kingdom 138,466 10 0.301 3,015

Top States for JOHNSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 128,748 5 0.617 6,174
California 126,634 8 0.374 3,739
Florida 101,764 3 0.637 6,367
Illinois 84,964 2 0.684 6,841
Minnesota 81,467 1 1.656 16,560
Top States for JOHNSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 81,467 1 1.656 16,560
North Dakota 8,576 1 1.335 13,354
Washington DC 6,727 1 1.176 11,759
Mississippi 33,417 3 1.175 11,747
Alabama 49,215 3 1.107 11,067

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

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JOHNSON.

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.

The most likely matches are shown first.

JENSON
JONSON
JANSON
JOHANSON
JOYNSON
JENNISON
TOWNSON
JOBSON
JEMISON
BONSON
DONSON
JAMISON
JOHNSON
MONSON
JAMESON
RONSON
JOHNS
JOHNSEY
JENKIN
JANSSEN
JANSEN
JONASON
JONESON
JOHANSSON
JONNSON
JONSSON
JOHANSEN
JOHNSEN
JOHNOSN
JONHSON
JAHNSEN
JHONSON
JANSZEN
JANSMA
JANNSEN
JENSEN
JUNGEN
JUNGMAN
JOHNSO
JANZEN
JEANSONNE
JHANSON
JANSSON
JOHNSTON
JOHNSTONE
JOHSON
JONASSEN
JENISON
GENSON
HOHNSON

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

JOHNOSN JHONSON JONHSON OJHNSON JOHNSO JOHNSOA JOHNSONA JOHNSONE JOHNSONI JOHNSONO