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The BUDD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,936 4130 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 2,688 2269 0.005 54
Change since 1880 +5248 -1861 -0.002 -25
Other Countries
Australia 916 1794 0.006 56
United Kingdom 4,600 1362 0.010 100
Top States for BUDD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 653 3145 0.004 41
Michigan 587 1904 0.006 59
New York 563 3426 0.003 30
California 493 5735 0.001 15
New Jersey 469 1976 0.006 56
Top States for BUDD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 72 1957 0.009 92
Michigan 587 1904 0.006 59
New Jersey 469 1976 0.006 56
Maryland 277 2220 0.005 52
Washington DC 29 2059 0.005 51


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

Classification and Origin of BUDD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 592 7.46
White (Hispanic) 151 1.9
Mixed Race 147 1.85
Asian/Pacific 48 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.23
White (Caucasian) 6,980 87.95

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

Meaning of BUDD in historical publications

(origin: Welsh.) Thrift, gain, riches, victory; bod, a dwelling. Bud, in the Danish, signifies a messenger, courier, a sergeant.

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

BUDD. A prte-Domesd. personal name. Boda, Bodus, &c.

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 BUDD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BUDD.

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 BUDD

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