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The ROBSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,880 4165 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 1,810 3269 0.004 36
Change since 1880 +6070 -896 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 3,954 375 0.024 242
United Kingdom 25,593 204 0.056 557
Top States for ROBSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 736 2704 0.005 46
Ohio 603 2236 0.005 53
California 596 4682 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 548 2691 0.004 45
New York 483 3890 0.003 25
Top States for ROBSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Montana 88 1221 0.010 98
Alaska 43 1961 0.007 69
Idaho 69 2549 0.005 53
Ohio 603 2236 0.005 53
South Dakota 39 3121 0.005 52


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

Classification and Origin of ROBSON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 223 2.83
White (Hispanic) 108 1.37
Mixed Race 98 1.24
Asian/Pacific 51 0.65
Native American/Alaskan 37 0.47
White (Caucasian) 7,363 93.44

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

Meaning of ROBSON in historical publications

ROBSON. See Robert. ROBY. See Robert.

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 ROBSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ROBSON.

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 ROBSON

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