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The GOLDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 47,839 648 0.018 177
United States (1880 census) 9,642 625 0.019 193
Change since 1880 +38197 -23 -0.001 -16
Other Countries
Australia 386 4113 0.002 24
United Kingdom 1,520 3708 0.003 33
Top States for GOLDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,722 860 0.011 110
Texas 3,577 716 0.017 172
Florida 3,457 554 0.022 216
New York 3,044 534 0.016 160
Pennsylvania 2,679 428 0.022 218
Top States for GOLDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 1,126 284 0.042 421
Alabama 1,800 384 0.040 405
Tennessee 1,639 535 0.029 288
Georgia 2,332 431 0.028 285
West Virginia 444 620 0.025 246


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

Classification and Origin of GOLDEN

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 GOLDEN 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 GOLDEN 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 GOLDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 732 1.53
Mixed Race 703 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 311 0.65
Asian/Pacific 167 0.35
White (Caucasian) 36,731 76.78
Black/African American 9,195 19.22

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

Meaning of GOLDEN in historical publications

GOLDEN. See Gold.

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 GOLDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GOLDEN.

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 GOLDEN

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