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The ALDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,524 5744 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 69 40376 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +5455 +34632 +0.002 +19
Other Countries
Australia 152 9743 0.001 9
United Kingdom 1,287 4273 0.003 28
Top States for ALDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 628 4589 0.002 19
Massachusetts 507 1785 0.008 80
New York 365 5330 0.002 19
Florida 302 6483 0.002 19
Michigan 228 5300 0.002 23
Top States for ALDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 132 1755 0.010 104
Vermont 52 2006 0.009 85
Massachusetts 507 1785 0.008 80
New Hampshire 97 1996 0.008 78
Alaska 32 2697 0.005 51


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

Classification and Origin of ALDEN

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 ALDEN 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 ALDEN 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 ALDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 116 2.1
Native American/Alaskan 93 1.68
Black/African American 63 1.14
Mixed Race 62 1.12
Asian/Pacific 36 0.65
White (Caucasian) 5,154 93.3

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

Meaning of ALDEN in historical publications

ALDEN. Perhaps Ilalden, co Kent.

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 ALDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALDEN.

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 ALDEN

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