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The JANSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,865 7937 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 1,025 5344 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +2840 -2593 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 353 4482 0.002 22
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for JANSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 386 3722 0.003 34
California 286 9440 0.001 8
Florida 272 7296 0.002 17
Michigan 261 4744 0.003 26
New York 231 8511 0.001 12
Top States for JANSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 229 2920 0.005 47
Idaho 58 3265 0.004 45
Ohio 386 3722 0.003 34
Washington 195 3921 0.003 33
Maine 36 4890 0.003 28


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

Classification and Origin of JANSON

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 JANSON 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 JANSON 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 JANSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 88 2.28
Black/African American 59 1.53
Mixed Race 40 1.03
Native American/Alaskan 27 0.7
Asian/Pacific 21 0.54
White (Caucasian) 3,630 93.92

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

Meaning of JANSON in historical publications

JANSON. See John, and Janssen.

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 JANSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JANSON.

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 JANSON

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