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The ALLISON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 51,504 590 0.019 191
United States (1880 census) 12,563 472 0.025 251
Change since 1880 +38941 -118 -0.006 -60
Other Countries
Australia 2,138 753 0.013 131
United Kingdom 12,084 487 0.026 263
Top States for ALLISON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,786 530 0.023 230
California 3,819 842 0.011 113
Pennsylvania 2,891 392 0.024 235
North Carolina 2,855 387 0.035 355
Florida 2,550 781 0.016 160
Top States for ALLISON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 1,524 407 0.038 380
Arkansas 974 339 0.036 364
Oklahoma 1,255 339 0.036 364
Tennessee 2,061 416 0.036 362
North Carolina 2,855 387 0.035 355


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

Classification and Origin of ALLISON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 809 1.57
White (Hispanic) 783 1.52
Native American/Alaskan 633 1.23
Asian/Pacific 232 0.45
White (Caucasian) 42,753 83.01
Black/African American 6,294 12.22

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

Meaning of ALLISON in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALLISON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALLISON.

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 ALLISON

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