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The BOLDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 20,015 1638 0.007 74
United States (1880 census) 71 39526 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +19944 +37888 +0.007 +73
Other Countries
Australia 131 11185 0.001 8
United Kingdom 384 10743 0.001 8
Top States for BOLDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,619 1741 0.008 78
California 1,202 2993 0.004 35
Tennessee 1,173 850 0.021 206
Louisiana 1,133 657 0.025 254
Illinois 1,060 1356 0.009 85
Top States for BOLDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 734 687 0.026 258
Louisiana 1,133 657 0.025 254
Alabama 1,044 825 0.023 235
Washington DC 128 554 0.022 224
Delaware 172 910 0.022 219


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

Classification and Origin of BOLDEN

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 BOLDEN 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 BOLDEN 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 BOLDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 468 2.34
White (Hispanic) 286 1.43
Native American/Alaskan 54 0.27
Asian/Pacific 28 0.14
Black/African American 14,841 74.15
White (Caucasian) 4,333 21.65

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

Meaning of BOLDEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to BOLDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOLDEN.

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 BOLDEN

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