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The ALDERSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,884 5438 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 1,646 3529 0.003 33
Change since 1880 +4238 -1909 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 761 2133 0.005 47
United Kingdom 5,097 1234 0.011 111
Top States for ALDERSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 664 4334 0.002 20
Texas 440 4713 0.002 21
Illinois 333 3811 0.003 27
Tennessee 297 2647 0.005 52
Virginia 281 3053 0.004 40
Top States for ALDERSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 193 1826 0.007 72
Kansas 164 1866 0.006 61
Idaho 70 2516 0.005 54
Tennessee 297 2647 0.005 52
West Virginia 81 2674 0.004 45


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

Classification and Origin of ALDERSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 443 7.53
White (Hispanic) 84 1.43
Mixed Race 81 1.38
Native American/Alaskan 31 0.53
Asian/Pacific 19 0.32
White (Caucasian) 5,226 88.82

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

Meaning of ALDERSON in historical publications

ALDERSON. The son of , Alder or

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 ALDERSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALDERSON.

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 ALDERSON

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