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The JESPERSEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,270 19642 0 5
United States (1880 census) 10 88864 0 0
Change since 1880 +1260 +69222 +N/A +N/A
Other Countries
Australia 31 36843 0 2
United Kingdom 54 25918 0 1
Top States for JESPERSEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 206 12141 0.001 6
Iowa 74 5952 0.003 25
Washington 66 10683 0.001 11
Oregon 61 7024 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 61 22929 0.000 5
Top States for JESPERSEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 24 2704 0.005 49
North Dakota 22 5236 0.003 34
Nebraska 50 5128 0.003 29
Iowa 74 5952 0.003 25
Utah 53 4739 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of JESPERSEN

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Denmark

Language of origin: Danish

Ethnic origin: Scandinavian

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the JESPERSEN 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 JESPERSEN 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 JESPERSEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 30 2.36
Mixed Race 9 0.71
White (Caucasian) 1,221 96.14
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of JESPERSEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JESPERSEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JESPERSEN.

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 JESPERSEN

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