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The ARNESON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,604 6748 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 620 8132 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +3984 +1384 +0.001 +5
Other Countries
Australia 5 142986 0.000 0
United Kingdom 1 35820 0.000 0
Top States for ARNESON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 981 538 0.018 183
Minnesota 735 659 0.015 149
California 370 7594 0.001 11
Washington 287 2672 0.005 49
Montana 182 544 0.020 202
Top States for ARNESON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 168 410 0.026 262
South Dakota 158 453 0.021 209
Montana 182 544 0.020 202
Wisconsin 981 538 0.018 183
Minnesota 735 659 0.015 149


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

Classification and Origin of ARNESON

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the ARNESON surname.

Ethnic distribution of ARNESON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 57 1.24
White (Hispanic) 57 1.24
Asian/Pacific 40 0.87
Native American/Alaskan 23 0.5
Black/African American 10 0.22
White (Caucasian) 4,417 95.94

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

ARNESON is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of ARNESON in historical publications

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

Similar names to ARNESON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ARNESON.

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 ARNESON

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