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The GOLSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,408 11903 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 378 11999 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +2030 +96 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 3 186863 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GOLSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 438 1788 0.010 98
Texas 208 9529 0.001 10
Florida 178 11348 0.001 11
Michigan 158 8833 0.002 16
South Carolina 156 3693 0.004 39
Top States for GOLSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 438 1788 0.010 98
South Carolina 156 3693 0.004 39
Mississippi 63 4796 0.002 22
Louisiana 88 6304 0.002 20
Michigan 158 8833 0.002 16


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

Classification and Origin of GOLSON

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the GOLSON surname.

Ethnic distribution of GOLSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 53 2.2
Mixed Race 47 1.95
Black/African American 1,190 49.42
White (Caucasian) 1,101 45.72
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 GOLSON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

GOLSON is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of GOLSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to GOLSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GOLSON.

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 GOLSON

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