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The BELDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,421 6989 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 1,905 3104 0.004 38
Change since 1880 +2516 -3885 -0.002 -22
Other Countries
Australia 44 28501 0.000 3
United Kingdom 47 26253 0.000 1
Top States for BELDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 467 5853 0.001 14
New York 364 5142 0.002 19
Ohio 235 5737 0.002 21
Michigan 216 5443 0.002 22
Minnesota 206 3110 0.004 42
Top States for BELDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 40 2447 0.007 66
Kansas 120 2660 0.004 45
Wyoming 21 2982 0.004 43
Minnesota 206 3110 0.004 42
South Dakota 31 3909 0.004 41


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

Classification and Origin of BELDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 111 2.51
Mixed Race 68 1.54
Black/African American 31 0.7
Native American/Alaskan 28 0.63
Asian/Pacific 21 0.48
White (Caucasian) 4,162 94.14

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

Meaning of BELDEN in historical publications

(origin: Cor. Br.) The beautiful hill; or Beildin, the hill of Belus, a place of Druid-worship.

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

Similar names to BELDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELDEN.

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 BELDEN

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