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The EMPSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 822 27595 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 212 18477 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +610 -9118 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 79 17401 0.000 5
United Kingdom 712 6829 0.002 16
Top States for EMPSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 104 14597 0.001 8
Michigan 97 13528 0.001 10
New York 74 25657 0.000 4
California 58 38491 0.000 2
Illinois 51 26694 0.000 4
Top States for EMPSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 97 13528 0.001 10
Nebraska 15 17191 0.001 9
Kansas 23 13641 0.001 9
Pennsylvania 104 14597 0.001 8
Indiana 46 14710 0.001 8

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of EMPSON

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 EMPSON 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 EMPSON 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 EMPSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 754 91.73
Black/African American 27 3.28
White (Hispanic) 18 2.19
Mixed Race 15 1.82
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 EMPSON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of EMPSON in historical publications

EMSON. EMPSON. See Emmett.

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 EMPSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EMPSON.

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 EMPSON

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