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The FAILEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 189 90652 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 88 34222 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +101 -56430 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 49 26160 0.000 1
Top States for FAILEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 51 7351 0.001 13
New York 33 52572 0.000 2
Indiana 16 31420 0.000 3
Wisconsin 11 59421 0.000 2
Texas 9 90512 0.000 0
Top States for FAILEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 51 7351 0.001 13
Indiana 16 31420 0.000 3
Nevada 5 47435 0.000 3
Wisconsin 11 59421 0.000 2
New York 33 52572 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of FAILEY

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the FAILEY surname.

Ethnic distribution of FAILEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 92 48.68
Black/African American 80 42.33
White (Hispanic) 16 8.47
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 FAILEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

FAILEY is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of FAILEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to FAILEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FAILEY.

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 FAILEY

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