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The EDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,062 4597 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 924 5834 0.002 18
Change since 1880 +6138 +1237 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 754 2157 0.005 46
United Kingdom 4,030 1554 0.009 88
Top States for EDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 549 5223 0.002 16
Florida 470 4373 0.003 29
Texas 394 5272 0.002 19
Illinois 342 3829 0.003 28
Ohio 331 4248 0.003 29
Top States for EDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 280 1250 0.010 96
Oklahoma 240 1997 0.007 70
Nebraska 117 1840 0.007 68
Tennessee 327 2521 0.006 57
Wyoming 28 2278 0.006 57


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

Classification and Origin of EDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the EDEN 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 EDEN 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 EDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 340 4.81
White (Hispanic) 254 3.6
Mixed Race 106 1.5
Asian/Pacific 60 0.85
Native American/Alaskan 60 0.85
White (Caucasian) 6,242 88.39

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

Meaning of EDEN in historical publications

EDEN. Though the pedigree is not traced higher than the year U13, there is no reason to doubt that the name is local and derived from either Castle Eden or Little Eden in the county of Durham, where, as jMr. Courthope asserts, the family were resident for several generations prior to the close of the XIV. cent.

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 EDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EDEN.

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 EDEN

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