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The JAMESON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,868 2588 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 3,967 1550 0.008 79
Change since 1880 +8901 -1038 -0.003 -31
Other Countries
Australia 610 2642 0.004 37
United Kingdom 3,755 1661 0.008 82
Top States for JAMESON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,170 2154 0.006 56
California 1,085 3029 0.003 32
Florida 617 3500 0.004 39
Ohio 498 2948 0.004 44
Missouri 453 1676 0.008 81
Top States for JAMESON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 210 1250 0.016 165
New Hampshire 201 1010 0.016 163
New Mexico 193 974 0.011 106
Nebraska 178 1154 0.010 104
Oklahoma 358 1400 0.010 104


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

Classification and Origin of JAMESON

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 JAMESON 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 JAMESON 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 JAMESON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 266 2.07
Mixed Race 171 1.33
Native American/Alaskan 140 1.09
Asian/Pacific 89 0.69
White (Caucasian) 11,104 86.29
Black/African American 1,098 8.53

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

Meaning of JAMESON in historical publications

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

Similar names to JAMESON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JAMESON.

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 JAMESON

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