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The SIMON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 74,839 383 0.028 277
United States (1880 census) 9,071 662 0.018 181
Change since 1880 +65768 +279 +0.01 +96
Other Countries
Australia 1,535 1067 0.009 94
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for SIMON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 7,098 439 0.021 210
New York 6,130 225 0.032 323
Florida 5,957 287 0.037 373
Louisiana 4,877 91 0.109 1,091
Texas 4,808 522 0.023 231
Top States for SIMON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 4,877 91 0.109 1,091
South Dakota 342 142 0.045 453
Washington DC 255 217 0.045 446
Minnesota 1,925 188 0.039 391
New Jersey 3,163 197 0.038 376


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

Classification and Origin of SIMON

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 486 0.65
White (Caucasian) 52,342 69.94
Black/African American 15,679 20.95
White (Hispanic) 3,487 4.66
Asian/Pacific 1,482 1.98
Mixed Race 1,370 1.83

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

Meaning of SIMON in historical publications

SIMON. A Christian name of Norman introduction, and formerly of much more frequent use than at present. Itself a surname, it has become the parent of many others, particularly of Sim, Sims, Simes, Simson and Simpson, Simkin and Simpkin, Simpkins, Simpkiuson, Simcock, Simcox, Simco, and Simcoe ; also of the forms in Y, as Symouds, Symondson, Sympson, Symm, Syms, and Symes_, with perhaps Sykes and Sikes, and sometimes of Simond, Simonds, Simmons, and Simmonds.

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 SIMON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SIMON.

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 SIMON

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