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The BOYDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,250 12624 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 1,329 4284 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +921 -8340 -0.002 -19
Other Countries
Australia 138 10676 0.001 8
United Kingdom 721 6755 0.002 16
Top States for BOYDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 251 3508 0.004 40
California 229 11304 0.001 7
Florida 149 12161 0.001 9
New York 121 15726 0.001 6
Illinois 116 11547 0.001 9
Top States for BOYDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 45 2330 0.007 74
Maine 68 3011 0.005 53
Massachusetts 251 3508 0.004 40
New Hampshire 34 4858 0.003 28
New Mexico 43 3763 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of BOYDEN

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 BOYDEN 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 BOYDEN 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 BOYDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 258 11.47
White (Hispanic) 52 2.31
Mixed Race 36 1.6
White (Caucasian) 1,874 83.29
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of BOYDEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to BOYDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOYDEN.

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 BOYDEN

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