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The BOURN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,848 14737 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 725 7173 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +1123 -7564 0 -7
Other Countries
Australia 115 12556 0.001 7
United Kingdom 551 8297 0.001 12
Top States for BOURN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 189 2167 0.007 66
Texas 124 13848 0.001 6
Illinois 111 12818 0.001 9
Florida 94 19167 0.001 6
Ohio 89 15578 0.001 8
Top States for BOURN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 46 2390 0.008 76
Mississippi 189 2167 0.007 66
Nebraska 76 3433 0.004 44
Idaho 43 4663 0.003 33
Washington DC 15 3946 0.003 26


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

Classification and Origin of BOURN

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 BOURN 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 BOURN 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 BOURN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 202 10.93
Asian/Pacific 28 1.52
Mixed Race 28 1.52
White (Hispanic) 28 1.52
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.32
White (Caucasian) 1,556 84.2

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

Meaning of BOURN in historical publications

BOURN. BOURNE. Parishes and places in COS. Canrbr., Durham, Lincoln, Hants, Sussex, &c. Many trivial localities are so called, and Atte Burne is a common medieAal surname. vVs a topographical terra it means sometimes a bound or limit, (Fr. home,') and sometimes a running stream, (A- Sax. hirna.) See Eng. Surn. i. 64.

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 BOURN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOURN.

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 BOURN

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