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The LAWSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 115,186 235 0.043 427
United States (1880 census) 20,627 248 0.041 413
Change since 1880 +94559 +13 +0.002 +14
Other Countries
Australia 5,721 238 0.035 350
United Kingdom 22,280 243 0.049 485
Top States for LAWSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 7,691 77 0.135 1,352
California 7,308 441 0.022 216
Texas 6,807 365 0.033 326
Ohio 6,776 147 0.060 597
Florida 6,222 284 0.039 389
Top States for LAWSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 5,677 60 0.140 1,405
Tennessee 7,691 77 0.135 1,352
South Carolina 3,473 151 0.087 866
Virginia 5,765 110 0.081 814
Oklahoma 2,556 157 0.074 741


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

Classification and Origin of LAWSON

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 LAWSON 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 LAWSON 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 LAWSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 691 0.6
Asian/Pacific 380 0.33
White (Caucasian) 87,887 76.3
Black/African American 22,703 19.71
Mixed Race 1,924 1.67
White (Hispanic) 1,601 1.39

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

Meaning of LAWSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to LAWSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LAWSON.

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 LAWSON

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