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The GARDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,947 14158 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 614 8181 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1333 -5977 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 323 4878 0.002 20
United Kingdom 1,362 4070 0.003 30
Top States for GARDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 245 12301 0.001 7
Florida 213 10279 0.001 13
New York 126 17682 0.001 7
Texas 94 18509 0.000 5
Pennsylvania 94 18127 0.001 8
Top States for GARDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 19 8145 0.002 24
Connecticut 69 7949 0.002 20
Idaho 21 9895 0.002 16
New Hampshire 17 10751 0.001 14
Florida 213 10279 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 GARDEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GARDEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GARDEN in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GARDEN by picking someone at random in Delaware than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GARDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 507 26.04
White (Hispanic) 126 6.47
Mixed Race 24 1.23
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.46
Asian/Pacific 8 0.41
White (Caucasian) 1,273 65.38

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

Meaning of GARDEN in historical publications

GARDEN. From residence iu or near one. See Gardener.

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 GARDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GARDEN.

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 GARDEN

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