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The HANSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 109,079 251 0.040 404
United States (1880 census) 25,708 197 0.051 514
Change since 1880 +83371 -54 -0.011 -110
Other Countries
Australia 2,969 519 0.018 182
United Kingdom 11,958 490 0.026 260
Top States for HANSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 16,756 10 0.341 3,406
Wisconsin 9,429 18 0.176 1,758
California 9,021 322 0.027 266
Washington 6,063 60 0.103 1,029
Texas 4,649 509 0.022 223
Top States for HANSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 2,346 9 0.365 3,653
Minnesota 16,756 10 0.341 3,406
South Dakota 2,000 11 0.265 2,650
Wisconsin 9,429 18 0.176 1,758
Montana 1,478 20 0.164 1,638

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of HANSON

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 HANSON 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 HANSON 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 HANSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 633 0.58
Asian/Pacific 622 0.57
White (Caucasian) 102,392 93.87
Black/African American 2,607 2.39
Mixed Race 1,309 1.2
White (Hispanic) 1,516 1.39

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

Meaning of HANSON in historical publications

The son of Hans or John, same as Johnson. Bailey derives it from Han, the diminutive of Randall, the son of Randall.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


HANSON. See John.

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 HANSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANSON.

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 HANSON

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