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The JOHNSEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,381 4439 0.003 27
United States (1880 census) 2,834 2160 0.006 57
Change since 1880 +4547 -2279 -0.003 -30
Other Countries
Australia 211 7161 0.001 13
United Kingdom 163 18524 0.000 4
Top States for JOHNSEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 832 3622 0.002 25
Illinois 611 2121 0.005 49
New York 554 3504 0.003 29
Washington 544 1327 0.009 92
Minnesota 422 1350 0.009 86
Top States for JOHNSEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 211 870 0.012 123
South Dakota 74 1357 0.010 98
Washington 544 1327 0.009 92
Minnesota 422 1350 0.009 86
North Dakota 53 1879 0.008 83

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of JOHNSEN

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Norway

Language of origin: Norwegian

Ethnic origin: Scandinavian

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 149 2.02
White (Hispanic) 97 1.31
Mixed Race 82 1.11
Asian/Pacific 54 0.73
Native American/Alaskan 43 0.58
White (Caucasian) 6,956 94.24

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

Meaning of JOHNSEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JOHNSEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JOHNSEN.

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 JOHNSEN

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