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The GILSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,197 4531 0.003 27
United States (1880 census) 2,989 2049 0.006 60
Change since 1880 +4208 -2482 -0.003 -33
Other Countries
Australia 375 4234 0.002 23
United Kingdom 1,502 3750 0.003 33
Top States for GILSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 623 4698 0.002 18
Wisconsin 559 1134 0.010 104
Pennsylvania 545 2858 0.004 44
Michigan 520 2206 0.005 52
Florida 425 4792 0.003 27
Top States for GILSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 559 1134 0.010 104
Alaska 56 1440 0.009 89
New Hampshire 96 2052 0.008 78
Iowa 207 1803 0.007 71
Utah 157 1918 0.007 70


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

Classification and Origin of GILSON

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 GILSON 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 GILSON 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 GILSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 210 2.92
White (Hispanic) 139 1.93
Mixed Race 80 1.11
Asian/Pacific 52 0.72
Native American/Alaskan 52 0.72
White (Caucasian) 6,664 92.59

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

Meaning of GILSON in historical publications

GILSON. The son of Gill or Gilbert.

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 GILSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GILSON.

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 GILSON

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