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The ELLINGSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,435 5831 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 827 6375 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +4608 +544 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 1 307131 0.000 0
United Kingdom 2 34888 0.000 0
Top States for ELLINGSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 1,370 289 0.028 278
Wisconsin 450 1414 0.008 84
California 442 6218 0.001 13
Washington 388 1866 0.007 66
North Dakota 326 128 0.051 508
Top States for ELLINGSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 326 128 0.051 508
Minnesota 1,370 289 0.028 278
South Dakota 197 327 0.026 261
Montana 106 986 0.012 117
Iowa 298 1128 0.010 102


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

Classification and Origin of ELLINGSON

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ELLINGSON 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.

Ethnic distribution of ELLINGSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 66 1.21
Mixed Race 64 1.18
Native American/Alaskan 27 0.5
Asian/Pacific 23 0.42
Black/African American 15 0.28
White (Caucasian) 5,240 96.41

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

Meaning of ELLINGSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to ELLINGSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELLINGSON.

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 ELLINGSON

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