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The HUDSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 130,793 202 0.048 485
United States (1880 census) 27,778 186 0.056 556
Change since 1880 +103015 -16 -0.008 -71
Other Countries
Australia 6,476 201 0.040 396
United Kingdom 30,451 159 0.066 663
Top States for HUDSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 10,559 222 0.051 506
Florida 8,100 205 0.051 507
California 8,092 402 0.024 239
Georgia 7,239 113 0.088 884
North Carolina 6,962 119 0.086 865
Top States for HUDSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 1,613 31 0.206 2,058
Mississippi 3,924 87 0.138 1,379
Alabama 5,863 92 0.132 1,318
South Carolina 4,337 115 0.108 1,081
Arkansas 2,396 114 0.090 896


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

Classification and Origin of HUDSON

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 HUDSON 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 HUDSON 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 HUDSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 510 0.39
White (Caucasian) 90,705 69.35
Black/African American 34,294 26.22
Mixed Race 2,171 1.66
Native American/Alaskan 1,177 0.9
White (Hispanic) 1,949 1.49

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

Meaning of HUDSON in historical publications

HUDSON. See Roger and Hodgson.

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 HUDSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HUDSON.

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 HUDSON

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