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The CAMDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,059 9752 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 522 9316 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +2537 -436 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 87 16059 0.001 5
United Kingdom 227 15245 0.000 5
Top States for CAMDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 559 1768 0.008 79
Missouri 313 2543 0.006 56
Illinois 235 5903 0.002 19
Indiana 220 3772 0.004 36
Ohio 218 6653 0.002 19
Top States for CAMDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 559 1768 0.008 79
Missouri 313 2543 0.006 56
Indiana 220 3772 0.004 36
Maine 31 5554 0.002 24
Nebraska 38 7520 0.002 22

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

Classification and Origin of CAMDEN

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 CAMDEN 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 CAMDEN 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 CAMDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 48 1.57
White (Hispanic) 45 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 26 0.85
Asian/Pacific 23 0.75
Black/African American 18 0.59
White (Caucasian) 2,899 94.77

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

Meaning of CAMDEN in historical publications

CAMDEN. The great antiquary, "the Nourice of Antiquitie," was descended from a plebeian family in Statiordsbire. Noble's Coll. of Arms. Tlie name may have been originally taken from Campden, CO. Gloucester. Tlie house in which William Camden lived, at Chiselhurst co. Kent, is called Camden I'lace, and from it the Marquis Camden derives his title.

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 CAMDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAMDEN.

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 CAMDEN

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