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The OLESON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,807 8034 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 12,706 462 0.025 254
Change since 1880 -8899 -7572 -0.024 -240
Other Countries
Australia 10 85030 0.000 1
United Kingdom 5 32896 0.000 0
Top States for OLESON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 502 1344 0.009 94
California 377 7590 0.001 11
Iowa 320 1123 0.011 109
Illinois 250 5487 0.002 20
Minnesota 240 2832 0.005 49
Top States for OLESON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 122 692 0.016 162
Iowa 320 1123 0.011 109
Wyoming 47 1317 0.010 95
Wisconsin 502 1344 0.009 94
Alaska 44 2078 0.007 70


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

Classification and Origin of OLESON

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the OLESON surname.

Ethnic distribution of OLESON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 62 1.63
Mixed Race 46 1.21
Native American/Alaskan 28 0.74
Asian/Pacific 24 0.63
Black/African American 7 0.18
White (Caucasian) 3,640 95.61

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

OLESON is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of OLESON in historical publications

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

Similar names to OLESON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as OLESON.

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 OLESON

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