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The EDISON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,860 7951 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 297 14401 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +3563 +6450 0 +8
Other Countries
Australia 13 70868 0.000 1
United Kingdom 156 19015 0.000 3
Top States for EDISON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 463 4996 0.002 22
California 335 8837 0.001 10
Michigan 273 4916 0.003 27
Florida 269 7911 0.002 17
Illinois 166 8764 0.001 13
Top States for EDISON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 145 3636 0.004 36
North Dakota 21 6082 0.003 33
Oklahoma 108 4530 0.003 31
Michigan 273 4916 0.003 27
Mississippi 67 4604 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of EDISON

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 EDISON 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 EDISON 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 EDISON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 180 4.66
White (Hispanic) 137 3.55
Mixed Race 70 1.81
Asian/Pacific 28 0.73
White (Caucasian) 2,059 53.34
Black/African American 1,386 35.91

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

Meaning of EDISON in historical publications

EDIS. EDISON. May be from the same source as Eady; but see Eddis.

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 EDISON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EDISON.

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 EDISON

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