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The JANSEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,036 2072 0.006 59
United States (1880 census) 2,481 2452 0.005 50
Change since 1880 +13555 +380 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 1,665 980 0.010 102
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for JANSEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,721 245 0.032 321
California 1,442 2140 0.004 43
Illinois 1,303 903 0.010 105
Minnesota 940 445 0.019 191
Florida 880 2260 0.006 55
Top States for JANSEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,721 245 0.032 321
Iowa 655 408 0.022 224
Minnesota 940 445 0.019 191
Nebraska 273 579 0.016 160
South Dakota 115 664 0.015 152


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

Classification and Origin of JANSEN

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the JANSEN 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.

Ethnic distribution of JANSEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 257 1.6
Mixed Race 192 1.2
Asian/Pacific 120 0.75
Black/African American 99 0.62
Native American/Alaskan 96 0.6
White (Caucasian) 15,269 95.22

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

Meaning of JANSEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JANSEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JANSEN.

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 JANSEN

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