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The MELSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,120 4570 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 821 6415 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +6299 +1845 +0.001 +10
Other Countries
Australia 4 160115 0.000 0
United Kingdom 147 19712 0.000 3
Top States for MELSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 558 2547 0.010 98
Alabama 473 2418 0.011 106
Georgia 466 3376 0.006 57
Texas 430 7625 0.002 21
California 402 11187 0.001 12
Top States for MELSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 300 780 0.038 383
Alabama 473 2418 0.011 106
Alaska 63 2434 0.010 100
Tennessee 558 2547 0.010 98
Arkansas 215 2813 0.008 80

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of MELSON

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 MELSON 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 MELSON 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 MELSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 121 1.7
White (Hispanic) 91 1.28
Native American/Alaskan 59 0.83
Asian/Pacific 38 0.53
White (Caucasian) 5,403 75.88
Black/African American 1,408 19.78

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

Meaning of MELSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to MELSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MELSON.

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 MELSON

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