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The JUDSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,253 7234 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 2,462 2476 0.005 49
Change since 1880 +1791 -4758 -0.003 -33
Other Countries
Australia 155 9540 0.001 9
United Kingdom 1,062 5007 0.002 23
Top States for JUDSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 456 6018 0.001 13
New York 324 5889 0.002 17
Florida 310 6199 0.002 19
Michigan 274 4290 0.003 28
Ohio 261 5212 0.002 23
Top States for JUDSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Connecticut 175 2491 0.005 51
New Hampshire 59 3015 0.005 48
Louisiana 144 3791 0.003 32
Utah 68 3846 0.003 30
Alaska 18 5099 0.003 29


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

Classification and Origin of JUDSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 499 11.73
White (Hispanic) 62 1.46
Mixed Race 48 1.13
Asian/Pacific 26 0.61
Native American/Alaskan 24 0.56
White (Caucasian) 3,594 84.51

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

Meaning of JUDSON in historical publications

JUDSON. 1. See Jude. 2. See Judd. Most of the Judsons, both in England and America, trace their origin to the neighbourliood of Leeds, and the surname is still common in Yorkshire.

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 JUDSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JUDSON.

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 JUDSON

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