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The LONDON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,265 2185 0.006 57
United States (1880 census) 2,143 2813 0.004 43
Change since 1880 +13122 +628 +0.002 +14
Other Countries
Australia 422 3739 0.003 26
United Kingdom 1,587 3573 0.003 35
Top States for LONDON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,446 2245 0.004 43
New York 1,179 1588 0.006 62
Florida 1,086 1941 0.007 68
Texas 1,035 2345 0.005 50
Pennsylvania 961 1571 0.008 78
Top States for LONDON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 863 776 0.019 193
Maine 198 1299 0.016 155
Tennessee 505 1734 0.009 89
North Carolina 696 1747 0.009 86
Georgia 680 1597 0.008 83


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

Classification and Origin of LONDON

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 LONDON 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 LONDON 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 LONDON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 318 2.08
Mixed Race 270 1.77
Native American/Alaskan 101 0.66
Asian/Pacific 73 0.48
White (Caucasian) 9,141 59.88
Black/African American 5,364 35.14

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

Meaning of LONDON in historical publications

LONDON. Besides having become a local surname in the usual mode, this great city has given rise to several others, as London-bridge (E. Surn. i. 34.) Londonoys, Loudouish, Londonsuch, and Londres. De London, De Londouia, De Londr. H.R.

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 LONDON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LONDON.

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 LONDON

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