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The MANSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,090 4032 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 2,210 2735 0.004 44
Change since 1880 +5880 -1297 -0.001 -14
Other Countries
Australia 1,008 1640 0.006 62
United Kingdom 3,577 1752 0.008 78
Top States for MANSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 908 3967 0.003 27
Ohio 656 2555 0.006 58
Florida 492 4930 0.003 31
Virginia 378 2823 0.005 53
Georgia 373 3019 0.005 46
Top States for MANSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 172 1667 0.013 135
Iowa 193 2455 0.007 66
New Hampshire 75 2924 0.006 61
Ohio 656 2555 0.006 58
Rhode Island 56 3443 0.005 53


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

Classification and Origin of MANSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 200 2.47
Mixed Race 162 2
Native American/Alaskan 133 1.64
Asian/Pacific 35 0.43
White (Caucasian) 5,657 69.93
Black/African American 1,903 23.52

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

Meaning of MANSON in historical publications

MANSON. From \Ian, an ancient personal name. See Man and Mann. In Domesd. it is written Manessuua and Mansuna.

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 MANSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MANSON.

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 MANSON

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