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The JASON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,993 7688 0.001 15
United States (1880 census) 301 14230 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +3692 +6542 0 +9
Other Countries
Australia 91 15433 0.001 6
United Kingdom 204 16267 0.000 4
Top States for JASON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 458 5758 0.001 14
New York 312 5840 0.002 16
Illinois 298 4053 0.002 24
Massachusetts 293 2798 0.005 46
Florida 267 6821 0.002 17
Top States for JASON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 263 2164 0.006 59
Massachusetts 293 2798 0.005 46
New Hampshire 45 3611 0.004 36
Connecticut 98 4343 0.003 29
Michigan 245 4593 0.002 25


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

Classification and Origin of JASON

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Ethnic distribution of JASON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 863 21.61
White (Hispanic) 153 3.83
Asian/Pacific 77 1.93
Mixed Race 60 1.5
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.38
White (Caucasian) 2,825 70.75

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

Meaning of JASON in historical publications

JASON. Albeit the baronet family of this name (extinct in 1788) bore in their arms " a golden fleece," I clo not think they ever proved their pedigree from the leader of the Argonautaa. It is far more probable that they were only Jamesons with the omission of a couple of letters.

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 JASON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JASON.

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 JASON

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