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The CAMERON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 52,439 578 0.019 194
United States (1880 census) 10,690 553 0.021 214
Change since 1880 +41749 -25 -0.002 -20
Other Countries
Australia 12,029 83 0.074 736
United Kingdom 23,668 224 0.052 515
Top States for CAMERON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 4,612 688 0.014 136
Florida 3,571 524 0.022 223
New York 2,867 568 0.015 151
Texas 2,824 924 0.014 135
North Carolina 2,319 493 0.029 288
Top States for CAMERON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 332 205 0.055 545
Maine 542 429 0.043 425
New Hampshire 449 380 0.036 363
Mississippi 999 427 0.035 351
Alaska 203 320 0.032 324


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

Classification and Origin of CAMERON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 881 1.68
Native American/Alaskan 351 0.67
Asian/Pacific 294 0.56
White (Caucasian) 40,834 77.87
Black/African American 8,925 17.02
White (Hispanic) 1,154 2.2

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

Meaning of CAMERON in historical publications

(origin: Gaelic.) From Cam, crooked, and sron, nose, crooked or hooked-nose.

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

Similar names to CAMERON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAMERON.

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 CAMERON

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