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The ARDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,078 13434 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 208 18778 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1870 +5344 +0.001 +4
Other Countries
Australia 108 13387 0.001 7
United Kingdom 878 5844 0.002 19
Top States for ARDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 279 9170 0.001 8
Tennessee 227 3266 0.004 40
Florida 163 10844 0.001 10
New York 147 12500 0.001 8
Texas 139 11658 0.001 7
Top States for ARDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 227 3266 0.004 40
North Dakota 9 10589 0.001 14
West Virginia 25 5962 0.001 14
Washington 73 9532 0.001 12
Oregon 37 10970 0.001 11


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

Classification and Origin of ARDEN

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 ARDEN 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 ARDEN 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 ARDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 50 2.41
White (Hispanic) 46 2.21
Mixed Race 23 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.48
Asian/Pacific 8 0.38
White (Caucasian) 1,941 93.41

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

Meaning of ARDEN in historical publications

ARDEN. The Ardens of Arden, co. Warwick, claimed direct descent from Sivard de Arden, son of Turchil de Warwick, who, though of Saxon origin, held under the Conqueror as a tenant in chief. See Arderne.

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 ARDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ARDEN.

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 ARDEN

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