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The MONSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,970 3298 0.004 37
United States (1880 census) 1,739 3379 0.003 35
Change since 1880 +8231 +81 +0.001 +2
Other Countries
Australia 217 6987 0.001 13
United Kingdom 182 17375 0.000 4
Top States for MONSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 1,706 226 0.035 347
California 906 3355 0.003 27
Utah 806 303 0.036 361
Wisconsin 576 1067 0.011 107
Washington 519 1383 0.009 88
Top States for MONSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 438 88 0.068 682
Utah 806 303 0.036 361
Minnesota 1,706 226 0.035 347
South Dakota 147 489 0.019 195
Montana 150 672 0.017 166


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

Classification and Origin of MONSON

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 MONSON 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 MONSON 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 MONSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 355 3.56
White (Hispanic) 340 3.41
Mixed Race 91 0.91
Asian/Pacific 81 0.81
Native American/Alaskan 24 0.24
White (Caucasian) 9,079 91.06

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

Meaning of MONSON in historical publications

Derived, according to antiquarians, from the German word Muntz, but probably the son of Mon or Mun, a nickname for Edmund.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

MONSON.* The following rather happy pun on this name is given in "Willis's History of Cathedrals : —

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 MONSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MONSON.

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 MONSON

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