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The BRANDON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 25,600 1260 0.009 95
United States (1880 census) 5,096 1199 0.010 102
Change since 1880 +20504 -61 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 716 2257 0.004 44
United Kingdom 2,705 2297 0.006 59
Top States for BRANDON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,136 1298 0.010 102
California 2,049 1760 0.006 60
Tennessee 1,769 541 0.031 311
North Carolina 1,326 993 0.016 165
Illinois 1,254 1076 0.010 101
Top States for BRANDON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,769 541 0.031 311
Washington DC 140 463 0.024 245
Arkansas 643 601 0.024 241
Mississippi 654 748 0.023 230
Alaska 109 780 0.017 174


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

Classification and Origin of BRANDON

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 BRANDON 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 BRANDON 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 BRANDON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 556 2.17
Mixed Race 527 2.06
Native American/Alaskan 197 0.77
Asian/Pacific 128 0.5
White (Caucasian) 16,968 66.28
Black/African American 7,222 28.21

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

Meaning of BRANDON in historical publications

(origin: Local) A market-town in Suffolk, England, and means either the burnt town, or the crows' hill.

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

BRANDON. Places in cos. Northumb. Suffolk, Norfolk, and Warwick.

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 BRANDON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRANDON.

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 BRANDON

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