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The ASTLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 314 60083 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 83 35353 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +231 -24730 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 203 7432 0.001 12
United Kingdom 2,348 2571 0.005 51
Top States for ASTLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington 26 20936 0.000 4
Pennsylvania 24 45091 0.000 2
Florida 24 48861 0.000 2
California 24 65999 0.000 1
Massachusetts 24 24622 0.000 4
Top States for ASTLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 10 6470 0.002 16
Idaho 16 8760 0.001 12
Alaska 3 24869 0.000 5
Washington 26 20936 0.000 4
New Hampshire 5 22888 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of ASTLEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 300 95.54
Black/African American 5 1.59
White (Hispanic) 5 1.59
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of ASTLEY in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) A corruption of Estley or Eastley, the east meadow or field. (See ley, under Ashley.)

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ASTLEY. Astley, co Warwick, was possessed by Thos. Lord A. (killed at Evesham, 49, Hen. III.), the ancestor of the Baronet's family.

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 ASTLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ASTLEY.

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 ASTLEY

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