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The DAVISON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,627 1524 0.008 80
United States (1880 census) 6,683 903 0.013 134
Change since 1880 +14944 -621 -0.005 -54
Other Countries
Australia 2,432 663 0.015 149
United Kingdom 16,809 334 0.037 366
Top States for DAVISON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,928 1726 0.006 57
Texas 1,462 1696 0.007 70
Florida 1,264 1645 0.008 79
Illinois 1,061 1196 0.009 85
Pennsylvania 953 1562 0.008 78
Top States for DAVISON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 130 796 0.021 214
Montana 176 556 0.020 195
Iowa 543 546 0.019 186
Nebraska 262 658 0.015 153
Wyoming 73 755 0.015 148


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

Classification and Origin of DAVISON

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 DAVISON 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 DAVISON 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 DAVISON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 385 1.78
Mixed Race 348 1.61
Native American/Alaskan 132 0.61
Asian/Pacific 115 0.53
White (Caucasian) 17,702 81.85
Black/African American 2,943 13.61

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

Meaning of DAVISON in historical publications

DAVISON. See David.

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 DAVISON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DAVISON.

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 DAVISON

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