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The MASSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,718 10773 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 568 8721 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +2150 -2052 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 292 5331 0.002 18
United Kingdom 2,223 2701 0.005 48
Top States for MASSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 392 5109 0.002 25
California 311 8643 0.001 9
Massachusetts 191 4449 0.003 30
Louisiana 160 3536 0.004 36
Michigan 154 8187 0.002 15
Top States for MASSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 47 2245 0.008 77
New Hampshire 83 2316 0.007 67
Rhode Island 38 4141 0.004 36
Louisiana 160 3536 0.004 36
Delaware 27 5165 0.003 34


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

Classification and Origin of MASSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 193 7.1
Black/African American 159 5.85
Mixed Race 61 2.24
Asian/Pacific 58 2.13
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.33
White (Caucasian) 2,238 82.34

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

Meaning of MASSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to MASSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MASSON.

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 MASSON

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