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The CANON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,405 11924 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 1,383 4120 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +1022 -7804 -0.002 -19
Other Countries
Australia 11 80345 0.000 1
United Kingdom 44 26473 0.000 1
Top States for CANON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 405 5407 0.002 19
California 219 12403 0.001 6
Florida 201 9944 0.001 13
Illinois 100 14238 0.001 8
Missouri 98 7766 0.002 18
Top States for CANON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 64 2812 0.004 35
Hawaii 29 4124 0.002 24
Vermont 14 6536 0.002 23
Texas 405 5407 0.002 19
Alaska 11 9487 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of CANON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 272 11.31
Black/African American 179 7.44
Asian/Pacific 107 4.45
Mixed Race 70 2.91
Native American/Alaskan 21 0.87
White (Caucasian) 1,756 73.01

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

Meaning of CANON in historical publications

(origin: Welsh.) The river Taf is called in the interior the Canon, or the singing river. A rule, a law; a dignitary of the church.

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

CANON. CANNAN. See Cannon.

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 CANON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CANON.

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 CANON

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