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The CLARKSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,498 3839 0.003 32
United States (1880 census) 2,971 2061 0.006 59
Change since 1880 +5527 -1778 -0.003 -27
Other Countries
Australia 1,496 1097 0.009 92
United Kingdom 9,355 639 0.020 204
Top States for CLARKSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 719 3147 0.003 34
California 668 4336 0.002 20
Florida 508 3966 0.003 32
New York 409 4638 0.002 22
Pennsylvania 350 4298 0.003 28
Top States for CLARKSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 168 1522 0.009 93
Kentucky 320 1741 0.008 79
South Carolina 300 2085 0.007 75
Missouri 320 2291 0.006 57
Alaska 33 2592 0.005 53


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

Classification and Origin of CLARKSON

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 CLARKSON 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 CLARKSON 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 CLARKSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 801 9.43
Mixed Race 147 1.73
White (Hispanic) 116 1.37
Native American/Alaskan 58 0.68
Asian/Pacific 38 0.45
White (Caucasian) 7,338 86.35

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

Meaning of CLARKSON in historical publications

CLARKSON. The son of a clerk.

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 CLARKSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLARKSON.

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 CLARKSON

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