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The HUMPHREY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 47,470 655 0.018 176
United States (1880 census) 9,398 640 0.019 188
Change since 1880 +38072 -15 -0.001 -12
Other Countries
Australia 1,518 1077 0.009 93
United Kingdom 9,052 660 0.020 197
Top States for HUMPHREY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 3,614 739 0.017 173
California 3,326 1026 0.010 98
Ohio 2,762 452 0.024 243
Florida 2,747 753 0.017 172
Tennessee 2,329 382 0.041 409
Top States for HUMPHREY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,797 335 0.044 445
Tennessee 2,329 382 0.041 409
Oklahoma 1,184 387 0.034 343
Alabama 1,434 532 0.032 322
Missouri 1,669 389 0.030 298


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

Classification and Origin of HUMPHREY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 741 1.56
White (Hispanic) 712 1.5
Native American/Alaskan 304 0.64
Asian/Pacific 157 0.33
White (Caucasian) 35,142 74.03
Black/African American 10,415 21.94

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

Meaning of HUMPHREY in historical publications

(origin: Anglo-Saxon.) From Humfred, that is, house-peace--a lovely and happy name.

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


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 HUMPHREY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HUMPHREY.

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 HUMPHREY

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