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The NEESON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 523 39560 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 133 25815 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +390 -13745 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 241 6380 0.001 15
United Kingdom 1,106 4840 0.002 24
Top States for NEESON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 75 23925 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 64 21869 0.001 5
California 51 41038 0.000 2
Michigan 35 33723 0.000 4
Florida 32 45145 0.000 2
Top States for NEESON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 7 10555 0.001 14
Nebraska 9 23465 0.001 5
Pennsylvania 64 21869 0.001 5
Alaska 3 28784 0.000 5
Iowa 13 27752 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of NEESON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

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 NEESON 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 NEESON 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 NEESON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 499 95.41
Black/African American 10 1.91
White (Hispanic) 8 1.53
Mixed Race 5 0.96
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 NEESON surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of NEESON in historical publications

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

Similar names to NEESON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NEESON.

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 NEESON

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