THOMPSON

American Surname Summary Data for THOMPSON

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 644,368 19 0.239 2,389
United States (1880 census) 159,171 11 0.318 3,183
Change since 1880 +485197 -8 -0.079 -794
Other Countries
Australia 29,931 11 0.183 1,831
United Kingdom 125,559 14 0.273 2,734

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.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as THOMPSON.

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.

TIMPSON
TOMPSON
THOMASSON
TOMSON
TOMPKIN
DOPSON
HODSON
THOMLINSON
HOPSON
HOWSON
TOWSON
TOULSON
KEMPSON
SAMPSON
TOLSON
HODGSON
HOBSON
TOWNSON
THOMPSON
THOMS
EMPSON
TIMSON
HAMPSON
THOMPKINS
HAMSON
TOWLSON
THORSON
THORNTON
COMPSTON
STIMPSON
COMPTON
CROMPTON
HAMPTON
IMPSON
HOPTON
THORTON
THOMPSOM
CHAMPION
THOMPON
THOMSEN
THOMSON
THOMAS
THOMEN
THOMSPON
THOMASON
THOMISON
LAMPSON
SIMPSON
JHONSON
HEMPTON

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

Common Misspellings and Typos

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

THOMPOSN TOHMPSON THMOPSON HTOMPSON THOMPSO THOMPSOA THOMPSONA THOMPSONE THOMPSONI THOMPSONO