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The NORDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,942 14187 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 282 14958 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1660 +771 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 176 8462 0.001 11
United Kingdom 288 13048 0.001 6
Top States for NORDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 228 6744 0.002 20
Michigan 161 8791 0.002 16
Florida 131 15045 0.001 8
California 119 22000 0.000 4
New York 101 20710 0.001 5
Top States for NORDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Colorado 98 6351 0.002 23
Maine 29 6218 0.002 23
South Dakota 16 9482 0.002 21
Ohio 228 6744 0.002 20
Montana 17 9813 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of NORDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 27 1.39
Mixed Race 16 0.82
Black/African American 14 0.72
Asian/Pacific 10 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.46
White (Caucasian) 1,866 96.09

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

Meaning of NORDEN in historical publications

NORDEN. Evidently from ' north' and 'dean' or 'den.' I doubt not that many places in Britain are so designated, though it is remarkable that the Gazetteers, both of England and Scotland, are devoid of examples.

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 NORDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as NORDEN.

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 NORDEN

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