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The OGDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,461 1782 0.007 68
United States (1880 census) 6,643 912 0.013 133
Change since 1880 +11818 -870 -0.006 -65
Other Countries
Australia 1,176 1405 0.007 72
United Kingdom 7,231 860 0.016 157
Top States for OGDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,617 1971 0.005 48
Texas 1,321 1820 0.006 63
Florida 1,176 1727 0.007 74
New York 956 1905 0.005 50
Ohio 894 1490 0.008 79
Top States for OGDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 597 447 0.027 267
Idaho 223 735 0.017 172
Delaware 100 1386 0.013 128
Vermont 73 1488 0.012 120
Oklahoma 406 1150 0.012 118


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

Classification and Origin of OGDEN

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 OGDEN 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 OGDEN 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 OGDEN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 659 3.57
White (Hispanic) 351 1.9
Mixed Race 242 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 137 0.74
Asian/Pacific 79 0.43
White (Caucasian) 16,995 92.06

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

Meaning of OGDEN in historical publications

(origin: Local Sax.) From ock, oak-tree, and den, a valley; the oak vale, or shady valley. Ogduine, in the Gaelic, signifies a young man, from Og, young, and duine, a man; Ogdyn, in the Welsh, has the same signification.

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

Similar names to OGDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as OGDEN.

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 OGDEN

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