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The ELSEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 878 26191 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 119 28020 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +759 +1829 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 17 58542 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ELSEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 165 3761 0.003 31
Minnesota 114 5086 0.002 23
South Dakota 54 1564 0.007 72
Ohio 48 20963 0.000 4
Kansas 48 5597 0.002 18
Top States for ELSEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 54 1564 0.007 72
Wisconsin 165 3761 0.003 31
Minnesota 114 5086 0.002 23
Kansas 48 5597 0.002 18
Nebraska 22 10076 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of ELSEN

Region of origin: Europe

Ethnic origin: Scandinavian

Religious origin: Christian

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ELSEN 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 ELSEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 848 96.58
White (Hispanic) 15 1.71
Mixed Race 10 1.14
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of ELSEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to ELSEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELSEN.

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 ELSEN

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