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The JORGENSEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,906 1650 0.007 74
United States (1880 census) 593 8419 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +19313 +6769 +0.006 +62
Other Countries
Australia 1,427 1148 0.009 87
United Kingdom 451 9544 0.001 10
Top States for JORGENSEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,293 1381 0.007 68
Utah 1,536 112 0.069 688
Washington 1,280 496 0.022 217
Wisconsin 1,280 357 0.024 239
Minnesota 1,232 325 0.025 250
Top States for JORGENSEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,536 112 0.069 688
South Dakota 484 84 0.064 641
Nebraska 670 175 0.039 392
Iowa 1,140 195 0.039 390
Idaho 488 279 0.038 377


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

Classification and Origin of JORGENSEN

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 JORGENSEN 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 JORGENSEN 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 JORGENSEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 328 1.65
Mixed Race 209 1.05
Asian/Pacific 90 0.45
Native American/Alaskan 80 0.4
Black/African American 58 0.29
White (Caucasian) 19,142 96.16

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

Meaning of JORGENSEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to JORGENSEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JORGENSEN.

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 JORGENSEN

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