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The ADAMSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,080 2065 0.006 60
United States (1880 census) 3,065 1980 0.006 61
Change since 1880 +13015 -85 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 1,929 846 0.012 118
United Kingdom 9,585 628 0.021 209
Top States for ADAMSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,488 2171 0.004 44
Texas 862 2714 0.004 41
Utah 783 334 0.035 351
Pennsylvania 753 2037 0.006 61
Florida 736 2855 0.005 46
Top States for ADAMSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 783 334 0.035 351
Idaho 359 447 0.028 277
Wyoming 78 704 0.016 158
Nebraska 223 828 0.013 130
South Dakota 98 896 0.013 130


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

Classification and Origin of ADAMSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ADAMSON 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 ADAMSON 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 ADAMSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 246 1.53
Mixed Race 228 1.42
Native American/Alaskan 88 0.55
Asian/Pacific 61 0.38
White (Caucasian) 14,118 87.8
Black/African American 1,339 8.33

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

Meaning of ADAMSON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of ADAMSON.

Similar names to ADAMSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ADAMSON.

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 ADAMSON

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