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The PAPSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 369 52714 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 17 76818 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +352 +24104 0 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 12 76596 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PAPSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 98 14665 0.001 8
New York 42 41170 0.000 2
New Jersey 39 24943 0.000 5
Ohio 28 39325 0.000 2
Florida 26 53802 0.000 2
Top States for PAPSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 98 14665 0.001 8
New Jersey 39 24943 0.000 5
Nevada 6 41604 0.000 3
Maryland 14 34474 0.000 3
Virginia 18 27540 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of PAPSON

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

Ethnic distribution of PAPSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 354 95.93
Mixed Race 6 1.63
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of PAPSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to PAPSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAPSON.

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 PAPSON

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