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The JORDAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 197,212 105 0.073 731
United States (1880 census) 33,639 154 0.067 673
Change since 1880 +163573 +49 +0.006 +58
Other Countries
Australia 5,204 267 0.032 318
United Kingdom 23,404 227 0.051 510
Top States for JORDAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 15,627 137 0.075 749
California 12,846 227 0.038 379
Florida 12,582 108 0.079 787
Georgia 11,280 59 0.138 1,378
North Carolina 9,877 70 0.123 1,227
Top States for JORDAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 2,371 40 0.186 1,860
South Carolina 7,301 57 0.182 1,820
Mississippi 5,059 55 0.178 1,778
Alabama 7,411 67 0.167 1,666
Georgia 11,280 59 0.138 1,378


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

Classification and Origin of JORDAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 868 0.44
White (Caucasian) 126,807 64.3
Black/African American 59,282 30.06
White (Hispanic) 5,640 2.86
Mixed Race 3,293 1.67
Native American/Alaskan 1,341 0.68

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

Meaning of JORDAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JORDAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JORDAN.

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 JORDAN

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