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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Josephson

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  • A user from New Jersey, United States says the name Josephson means "Son of Joseph".

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Josephson

Brian Josephson is a scientist. Brian was given the name Brian David Josephson on January 4th, 1940 in Cardiff, Wales.


Erland Josephson was an actor and author. His career lasted from 1946 to 2006. Erland was born on June 15th, 1923 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He left this life on February 25th, 2012.


Barry was born on April 2nd, 1956.


Michael Josephson is a speaker and lecturer, former law professor, attorney, legal education, and formerlaw professorand attorney. Michael was born on December 10th, 1942.


Ernst Josephson was an artist in the field of painting. Ernst was born on April 16th, 1851 in Stockholm. He died on November 22nd, 1906.


Mark Josephson is a in the field of cardiac electrophysiology.


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Popularity of Josephson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Josephson U.S.
  White 94.29% 64.26%
  African American 0.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.28% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Josephson

People with the last name Josephson are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Josephson

  • How Popular is the name Josephson? As a last name Josephson was the 9,100th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Josephson? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Josephson was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Josephson: Your name in reverse order is Noshpesoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hoojespns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Josephson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,590 people with the last name Josephson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Josephson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Josephson as their last name.

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