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The DONALSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,005 23547 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 1,185 4728 0.002 24
Change since 1880 -180 -18819 -0.002 -20
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DONALSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 206 9471 0.001 10
Georgia 127 6186 0.002 16
Florida 118 15928 0.001 7
California 87 28261 0.000 3
Michigan 34 37641 0.000 3
Top States for DONALSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 127 6186 0.002 16
Alaska 8 14486 0.001 13
Texas 206 9471 0.001 10
Oklahoma 29 12653 0.001 8
New Mexico 14 11078 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of DONALSON

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the DONALSON surname.

Ethnic distribution of DONALSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 624 62.09
Black/African American 341 33.93
Mixed Race 19 1.89
White (Hispanic) 14 1.39
Asian/Pacific 7 0.7
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

DONALSON is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of DONALSON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of DONALSON.

Similar names to DONALSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DONALSON.

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 DONALSON

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