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The MAIDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,478 8699 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 562 8789 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +2916 +90 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 412 3822 0.003 25
United Kingdom 1,460 3850 0.003 32
Top States for MAIDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 314 9032 0.001 9
Virginia 264 3448 0.004 37
Kentucky 263 2228 0.007 65
Ohio 248 5959 0.002 22
Texas 219 8813 0.001 11
Top States for MAIDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 263 2228 0.007 65
Louisiana 193 3150 0.004 43
Washington DC 22 2829 0.004 38
Virginia 264 3448 0.004 37
Tennessee 181 4145 0.003 32


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

Classification and Origin of MAIDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 47 1.35
White (Hispanic) 43 1.24
Native American/Alaskan 17 0.49
Asian/Pacific 12 0.35
White (Caucasian) 2,245 64.55
Black/African American 1,114 32.03

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

Meaning of MAIDEN in historical publications

MAIDEN. A parish on the borders of Wilts and Somerset, better known as Maiden-Bradley. There is also a MaidenNewton in CO. Dorset; and in Scotland various places bear this designation. But it would apiear that the name was sometimes used as a sobriquet, for in the H.R. we find one Adam le Maiden.

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 MAIDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MAIDEN.

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 MAIDEN

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