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The PAXSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,494 11564 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 839 6302 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +1655 -5262 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PAXSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 292 4633 0.003 26
Pennsylvania 216 6839 0.002 18
Indiana 159 4742 0.003 26
California 151 15717 0.000 4
Kansas 130 2407 0.005 48
Top States for PAXSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 40 3306 0.005 51
Kansas 130 2407 0.005 48
Indiana 159 4742 0.003 26
Ohio 292 4633 0.003 26
Iowa 66 6630 0.002 23


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

Classification and Origin of PAXSON

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

Ethnic distribution of PAXSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 84 3.37
White (Hispanic) 47 1.88
Mixed Race 28 1.12
Black/African American 17 0.68
Asian/Pacific 11 0.44
White (Caucasian) 2,307 92.5

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

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

Meaning of PAXSON in historical publications

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

Similar names to PAXSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAXSON.

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 PAXSON

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