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The LAMSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,705 10816 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 1,208 4656 0.002 24
Change since 1880 +1497 -6160 -0.001 -14
Other Countries
Australia 22 47902 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for LAMSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 236 10722 0.001 7
Massachusetts 187 4431 0.003 29
Florida 172 10421 0.001 11
Ohio 171 7715 0.002 15
Michigan 143 8582 0.001 14
Top States for LAMSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 135 731 0.022 222
Maine 137 1680 0.011 107
New Hampshire 75 2466 0.006 61
Alaska 28 3134 0.004 45
Connecticut 105 4260 0.003 31


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

Classification and Origin of LAMSON

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

Ethnic distribution of LAMSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 55 2.03
White (Hispanic) 48 1.77
Mixed Race 43 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 40 1.48
Black/African American 25 0.92
White (Caucasian) 2,494 92.2

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

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

Meaning of LAMSON in historical publications

LAMSON. See Lambert.

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 LAMSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LAMSON.

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 LAMSON

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