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The HOWDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 909 25524 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 232 17279 0.000 5
Change since 1880 +677 -8245 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 716 2258 0.004 44
United Kingdom 2,025 2930 0.004 44
Top States for HOWDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 124 18427 0.000 4
New York 92 19505 0.000 5
Michigan 82 14823 0.001 8
Texas 61 21808 0.000 3
Washington 56 12277 0.001 10
Top States for HOWDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 27 5606 0.001 15
Oregon 46 9029 0.001 13
North Dakota 7 13402 0.001 11
Washington 56 12277 0.001 10
Utah 20 9697 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of HOWDEN

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 HOWDEN 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 HOWDEN 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 HOWDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 835 91.86
Black/African American 46 5.06
Mixed Race 14 1.54
White (Hispanic) 6 0.66
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 HOWDEN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HOWDEN in historical publications

HOWDEN. A large parish in Yorkshire, and a towushiij in Northumberland.

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 HOWDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOWDEN.

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 HOWDEN

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