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Meaning and Origin

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  1. An English surname​ meaning "son of Agnes".
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. The Avro Anson

Notable Persons Named Anson

Anson Mount is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Anson was born on February 25th, 1973 in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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Anson Williams is an actor/director, actor, and television director. He was most active from 1971 to present. Anson was given the name Anson William Heimlich on September 25th, 1949 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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Anson Jones was an office holder. Anson was born on January 20th, 1798 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. He died on January 9th, 1858.

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Anson Carter is a hockey player. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to 2008. Anson was born on June 6th, 1974 in Toronto.

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Anson Chan is a Member of the, Chief Secretary for Administration, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, and Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Anson was born on January 17th, 1940 in Shanghai.

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Anson Burlingame was a congressman. He was most active from 1855 to 1861. Anson was born on November 14th, 1820 in New Berlin, Chenango County, New York, U.S. He left this life on February 23rd, 1870.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Anson

Cap Anson was a baseball player. Cap was born on April 17th, 1852 in Marshalltown, Iowa. He breathed his last breath on April 14th, 1922.

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The Lord Anson was a First Lord of the Admiralty and Admiralty. His military service ended in 1762. The was born in Staffordshire. He left this life on June 6th, 1762.

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Jay was born on November 4th, 1921 in New York. He died on March 12th, 1980.

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Andy was born on October 25th, 1964. Andy is also known as Andrew Edward Anson.

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Sir William Anson was an office holder. William was born on November 14th, 1843 in Walberton. He passed away on June 4th, 1914.

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How popular is the baby name Anson in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 0 10
1881 9 0 9
1882 9 0 9
1883 9 0 9
1884 10 0 10
1885 9 0 9
1886 8 0 8
1887 6 0 6
1889 6 0 6
1891 10 0 10
1892 6 0 6
1893 8 0 8
1894 9 0 9
1895 6 0 6
1897 5 0 5
1900 6 0 6
1903 6 0 6
1905 13 0 13
1910 5 0 5
1911 11 0 11
1912 16 0 16
1913 15 0 15
1914 20 0 20
1915 33 0 33
1916 31 0 31
1917 27 0 27
1918 27 0 27
1919 29 0 29
1920 21 0 21
1921 41 0 41
1922 30 0 30
1923 24 0 24
1924 29 0 29
1925 23 0 23
1926 31 0 31
1927 26 0 26
1928 15 0 15
1929 23 0 23
1930 12 0 12
1931 15 0 15
1932 9 0 9
1933 11 0 11
1934 15 0 15
1935 20 0 20
1936 21 0 21
1937 14 0 14
1938 14 0 14
1939 18 0 18
1940 22 0 22
1941 25 0 25
1942 30 0 30
1943 19 0 19
1944 27 0 27
1945 22 0 22
1946 16 0 16
1947 20 0 20
1948 16 0 16
1949 18 0 18
1950 13 0 13
1951 14 0 14
1952 28 0 28
1953 13 0 13
1954 25 0 25
1955 31 0 31
1956 25 0 25
1957 32 0 32
1958 30 0 30
1959 26 0 26
1960 19 0 19
1961 33 0 33
1962 21 0 21
1963 24 0 24
1964 41 0 41
1965 45 0 45
1966 35 0 35
1967 44 0 44
1968 25 0 25
1969 45 0 45
1970 46 0 46
1971 26 0 26
1972 46 0 46
1973 40 0 40
1974 47 0 47
1975 63 0 63
1976 92 0 92
1977 123 0 123
1978 90 0 90
1979 62 0 62
1980 105 0 105
1981 93 0 93
1982 71 0 71
1983 63 0 63
1984 72 0 72
1985 68 0 68
1986 64 0 64
1987 72 0 72
1988 71 0 71
1989 49 0 49
1990 58 0 58
1991 53 0 53
1992 45 0 45
1993 47 0 47
1994 48 0 48
1995 48 0 48
1996 57 0 57
1997 70 0 70
1998 62 0 62
1999 69 0 69
2000 81 0 81
2001 101 0 101
2002 98 0 98
2003 111 0 111
2004 137 0 137
2005 136 0 136
2006 132 0 132
2007 146 0 146
2008 181 0 181
2009 167 0 167
2010 141 0 141
2011 161 5 156
2012 159 0 159
2013 204 0 204
2014 282 0 282
2015 286 0 286
2016 302 0 302
2017 293 0 293

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Popularity of Anson as a first name

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Popularity of Anson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Anson U.S.
  White 83.04% 64.26%
  African American 5.44% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.97% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.03% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Anson

People with the last name Anson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Anson

  • How Popular is the name Anson? Anson is the 3,192nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Anson was the 8,128th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Anson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,593 babies born with the first name Anson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Anson to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Anson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Anson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Anson is Monday, March 11th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Anson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Anson was in 2016 with a total of 302 babies.
  • Random Anson Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Anson is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 34 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Anson: Your name in reverse order is Nosna. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aosnn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Anson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,079 people with the last name Anson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Anson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Anson as their last name.

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