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The BRYDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,351 18765 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 392 11683 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +959 -7082 -0.001 -3
Other Countries
Australia 333 4731 0.002 20
United Kingdom 1,403 3975 0.003 31
Top States for BRYDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 182 10396 0.001 10
California 175 13928 0.001 5
Massachusetts 113 7063 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 67 20628 0.001 5
Florida 63 25024 0.000 4
Top States for BRYDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 26 5753 0.002 25
Massachusetts 113 7063 0.002 18
Connecticut 41 10978 0.001 12
Delaware 9 13227 0.001 11
Wyoming 5 13717 0.001 10


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

Classification and Origin of BRYDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 65 4.81
White (Hispanic) 23 1.7
Mixed Race 11 0.81
Asian/Pacific 6 0.44
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.37
White (Caucasian) 1,241 91.86

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

Meaning of BRYDEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to BRYDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BRYDEN.

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 BRYDEN

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