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The KARLSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,772 15244 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 102 31014 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +1670 +15770 +0.001 +5
Other Countries
Australia 73 18767 0.000 4
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for KARLSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 162 14658 0.000 5
Massachusetts 136 5825 0.002 21
Illinois 129 9827 0.001 10
Florida 123 13819 0.001 8
New York 109 16498 0.001 6
Top States for KARLSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 33 3683 0.004 44
Montana 22 6181 0.002 24
Idaho 29 6106 0.002 22
Massachusetts 136 5825 0.002 21
Minnesota 103 7025 0.002 21


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

Classification and Origin of KARLSON

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the KARLSON surname.

Ethnic distribution of KARLSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 30 1.69
White (Hispanic) 21 1.19
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.85
Asian/Pacific 13 0.73
Black/African American 8 0.45
White (Caucasian) 1,685 95.09

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

KARLSON is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of KARLSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to KARLSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KARLSON.

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 KARLSON

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