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The DORSEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 41,104 763 0.015 152
United States (1880 census) 11,743 502 0.023 235
Change since 1880 +29361 -261 -0.008 -83
Other Countries
Australia 34 34902 0.000 2
United Kingdom 145 19870 0.000 3
Top States for DORSEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 4,324 99 0.082 816
Texas 3,242 860 0.016 155
Georgia 2,892 373 0.035 353
California 2,480 1439 0.007 73
Ohio 2,170 627 0.019 191
Top States for DORSEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 4,324 99 0.082 816
Delaware 420 269 0.054 536
Washington DC 280 213 0.049 489
Louisiana 2,001 323 0.045 448
West Virginia 799 346 0.044 442

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of DORSEY

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 DORSEY 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 DORSEY 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 DORSEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 933 2.27
White (Hispanic) 501 1.22
Native American/Alaskan 181 0.44
Asian/Pacific 119 0.29
Black/African American 21,296 51.81
White (Caucasian) 18,073 43.97

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

Meaning of DORSEY in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of DORSEY.

Similar names to DORSEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DORSEY.

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 DORSEY

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