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The MARSDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,499 6886 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 1,018 5377 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +3481 -1509 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 1,765 923 0.011 108
United Kingdom 13,101 452 0.029 285
Top States for MARSDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 414 6495 0.001 12
Florida 343 5581 0.002 21
New York 324 5825 0.002 17
Massachusetts 289 2921 0.005 46
Pennsylvania 242 6083 0.002 20
Top States for MARSDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 66 2408 0.006 63
Utah 133 2146 0.006 60
Massachusetts 289 2921 0.005 46
Vermont 26 3680 0.004 43
New Hampshire 51 3357 0.004 41


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

Classification and Origin of MARSDEN

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 MARSDEN 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 MARSDEN 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 MARSDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 114 2.53
Mixed Race 69 1.53
Native American/Alaskan 58 1.29
White (Hispanic) 54 1.2
Asian/Pacific 26 0.58
White (Caucasian) 4,178 92.87

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

Meaning of MARSDEN in historical publications

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

Similar names to MARSDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARSDEN.

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 MARSDEN

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