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The ELSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,987 9967 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 721 7201 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +2266 -2766 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 462 3449 0.003 28
United Kingdom 2,975 2083 0.006 65
Top States for ELSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 405 3534 0.004 36
California 370 7506 0.001 11
New York 190 10275 0.001 10
Florida 180 10406 0.001 11
Illinois 170 7881 0.001 14
Top States for ELSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 27 3409 0.004 43
Ohio 405 3534 0.004 36
Nebraska 58 4461 0.003 34
Colorado 111 5040 0.003 26
Idaho 28 6514 0.002 22


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

Classification and Origin of ELSON

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 ELSON 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 ELSON 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 ELSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 213 7.13
White (Hispanic) 65 2.18
Mixed Race 46 1.54
White (Caucasian) 2,633 88.15
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of ELSON in historical publications

ELSON. A corruption of Elston.

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 ELSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ELSON.

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 ELSON

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