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The ALSOP surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,366 18607 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 798 6551 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +568 -12056 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 400 3964 0.002 24
United Kingdom 1,457 3856 0.003 32
Top States for ALSOP by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 171 13997 0.001 5
Virginia 119 6136 0.002 17
Florida 92 17762 0.001 6
Missouri 88 7745 0.002 16
Indiana 82 8548 0.001 13
Top States for ALSOP by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 76 3455 0.003 34
Washington DC 11 4564 0.002 19
Virginia 119 6136 0.002 17
Vermont 10 7617 0.002 16
Missouri 88 7745 0.002 16


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

Classification and Origin of ALSOP

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 ALSOP 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 ALSOP 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 ALSOP in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 173 12.66
White (Hispanic) 44 3.22
Mixed Race 18 1.32
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.51
Asian/Pacific 5 0.37
White (Caucasian) 1,119 81.92

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

Meaning of ALSOP in historical publications

(origin: Local) From Alsop, Co. Derby, England. One might imagine it a corruption of Ale-shop, a name given to one who kept an ale-shop. A very appropriate name at the present day; for "Alsop's ale" is celebrated all the world over.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ALSOP. ALLSOP. This ancient nice were seated at Alsop-in-the-Dale, in Derbyshire, about the time of the Conquest, and there continued in an unijiterruptcd descent for 19 or 20 generations.

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 ALSOP

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALSOP.

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 ALSOP

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