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The MORRISON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 117,939 231 0.044 437
United States (1880 census) 29,003 172 0.058 580
Change since 1880 +88936 -59 -0.014 -143
Other Countries
Australia 8,562 134 0.052 524
United Kingdom 32,103 149 0.070 699
Top States for MORRISON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 8,866 353 0.026 262
Texas 7,780 306 0.037 373
Florida 7,476 221 0.047 468
Ohio 6,112 164 0.054 538
Pennsylvania 5,819 158 0.047 474
Top States for MORRISON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,289 127 0.101 1,011
West Virginia 1,509 125 0.083 834
Alaska 448 108 0.071 715
North Carolina 5,717 159 0.071 710
New Hampshire 836 137 0.068 676


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

Classification and Origin of MORRISON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 590 0.5
White (Caucasian) 96,333 81.68
Black/African American 16,276 13.8
Mixed Race 1,887 1.6
Native American/Alaskan 1,097 0.93
White (Hispanic) 1,769 1.5

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

Meaning of MORRISON in historical publications

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

Similar names to MORRISON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MORRISON.

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 MORRISON

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