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The BURSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,944 6341 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,055 5213 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +3889 -1128 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 27 41055 0.000 2
United Kingdom 154 19155 0.000 3
Top States for BURSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 649 3643 0.003 31
Ohio 517 2833 0.005 46
California 468 6257 0.001 14
Georgia 377 2669 0.005 46
Florida 227 8677 0.001 14
Top States for BURSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 94 1867 0.005 52
Nebraska 79 3187 0.005 46
Georgia 377 2669 0.005 46
Ohio 517 2833 0.005 46
Arkansas 115 3077 0.004 43

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of BURSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 496 10.03
White (Hispanic) 109 2.2
Mixed Race 88 1.78
Native American/Alaskan 57 1.15
Asian/Pacific 28 0.57
White (Caucasian) 4,166 84.26

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

Meaning of BURSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to BURSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BURSON.

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 BURSON

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