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The CARSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 55,821 537 0.021 207
United States (1880 census) 16,007 354 0.032 320
Change since 1880 +39814 -183 -0.011 -113
Other Countries
Australia 2,088 776 0.013 128
United Kingdom 8,070 756 0.018 176
Top States for CARSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 4,420 742 0.013 130
Texas 3,801 690 0.018 182
Pennsylvania 2,954 395 0.024 241
Florida 2,930 702 0.018 183
Ohio 2,878 420 0.025 253
Top States for CARSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 1,782 341 0.044 444
Mississippi 1,120 396 0.039 394
Oklahoma 1,112 410 0.032 322
Tennessee 1,830 482 0.032 322
Alaska 195 357 0.031 311


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

Classification and Origin of CARSON

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 CARSON 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 CARSON 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 CARSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 977 1.75
White (Hispanic) 921 1.65
Native American/Alaskan 368 0.66
Asian/Pacific 296 0.53
White (Caucasian) 41,458 74.27
Black/African American 11,801 21.14

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

Meaning of CARSON in historical publications

CARSON. Probably Charles's son.

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 CARSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARSON.

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 CARSON

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