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The COULSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,765 6559 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,040 5279 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +3725 -1280 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 1,341 1224 0.008 82
United Kingdom 7,279 849 0.016 158
Top States for COULSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 455 5900 0.001 13
Pennsylvania 410 3534 0.003 33
Texas 327 5803 0.002 16
Florida 236 7758 0.001 15
Illinois 202 6139 0.002 16
Top States for COULSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 163 2766 0.005 47
Colorado 180 2959 0.004 42
Alaska 24 3549 0.004 38
Iowa 106 3800 0.004 36
Idaho 44 3961 0.003 34


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

Classification and Origin of COULSON

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 COULSON 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 COULSON 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 COULSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 114 2.39
White (Hispanic) 96 2.01
Mixed Race 54 1.13
Native American/Alaskan 38 0.8
Asian/Pacific 13 0.27
White (Caucasian) 4,450 93.39

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

Meaning of COULSON in historical publications

COULSON. See Colsou.

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 COULSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COULSON.

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 COULSON

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