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The GODDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 714 30791 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 248 16450 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +466 -14341 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 713 2270 0.004 44
United Kingdom 2,879 2156 0.006 63
Top States for GODDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 110 18413 0.000 3
New York 71 22007 0.000 4
Florida 59 23281 0.000 4
Minnesota 50 13471 0.001 10
Texas 39 28208 0.000 2
Top States for GODDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 9 9700 0.001 14
Iowa 34 11435 0.001 12
Minnesota 50 13471 0.001 10
Nebraska 13 16299 0.001 8
Rhode Island 6 18085 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of GODDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 635 88.94
Black/African American 54 7.56
Mixed Race 8 1.12
White (Hispanic) 8 1.12
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 GODDEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GODDEN in historical publications

GODDEN. Often a corruption of Godwin.

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 GODDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GODDEN.

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 GODDEN

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