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The MERSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,141 21381 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 144 24376 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +997 +2995 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 83 16791 0.001 5
United Kingdom 337 11801 0.001 7
Top States for MERSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 374 1590 0.007 71
California 103 21576 0.000 3
New York 88 20217 0.000 5
Florida 81 19767 0.001 5
New Jersey 54 17317 0.001 6
Top States for MERSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 374 1590 0.007 71
Delaware 23 5655 0.003 29
Vermont 11 7389 0.002 18
West Virginia 20 7023 0.001 11
Massachusetts 51 14320 0.001 8

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

Classification and Origin of MERSON

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 MERSON 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 MERSON 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 MERSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 17 1.49
Mixed Race 10 0.88
Black/African American 8 0.7
White (Caucasian) 1,098 96.23
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of MERSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to MERSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MERSON.

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 MERSON

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