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The FAISON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,728 4242 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 1,375 4147 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +6353 -95 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for FAISON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 2,141 633 0.027 266
Florida 763 3157 0.005 48
Virginia 665 1647 0.009 94
New York 605 3747 0.003 32
Georgia 462 2458 0.006 56
Top States for FAISON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 2,141 633 0.027 266
Washington DC 103 727 0.018 180
Virginia 665 1647 0.009 94
Delaware 70 2328 0.009 89
Maryland 413 1735 0.008 78


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

Classification and Origin of FAISON

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the FAISON 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 FAISON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 164 2.12
White (Hispanic) 107 1.38
Native American/Alaskan 28 0.36
Asian/Pacific 17 0.22
Black/African American 5,858 75.8
White (Caucasian) 1,554 20.11

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

Meaning of FAISON in historical publications

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

Similar names to FAISON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FAISON.

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 FAISON

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