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The ANSELL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,945 14168 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 267 15611 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +1678 +1443 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 797 2035 0.005 49
United Kingdom 4,755 1317 0.010 104
Top States for ANSELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 493 3029 0.004 40
California 155 15271 0.000 5
Florida 131 13038 0.001 8
Virginia 105 6703 0.001 15
Michigan 100 12138 0.001 10
Top States for ANSELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 493 3029 0.004 40
West Virginia 27 5627 0.001 15
Virginia 105 6703 0.001 15
Washington DC 8 6273 0.001 14
Alaska 7 13988 0.001 11

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

Classification and Origin of ANSELL

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 ANSELL 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 ANSELL 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 ANSELL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 28 1.44
Black/African American 27 1.39
Mixed Race 19 0.98
Asian/Pacific 9 0.46
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.31
White (Caucasian) 1,856 95.42

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

Meaning of ANSELL in historical publications

Supposed to be an abbreviatioa of Anselm; also the name of a bird.

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


Similar names to ANSELL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ANSELL.

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 ANSELL

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