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The KEENEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,862 3677 0.003 33
United States (1880 census) 2,006 2975 0.004 40
Change since 1880 +6856 -702 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 5 147526 0.000 0
United Kingdom 338 11773 0.001 7
Top States for KEENEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 828 1798 0.007 67
California 616 4710 0.002 18
Texas 559 3981 0.003 27
Missouri 526 1368 0.009 94
Florida 452 4533 0.003 28
Top States for KEENEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 360 768 0.020 199
Missouri 526 1368 0.009 94
Oregon 304 1382 0.009 89
Iowa 233 1533 0.008 80
Maryland 400 1561 0.008 76


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

Classification and Origin of KEENEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 117 1.32
White (Hispanic) 107 1.21
Native American/Alaskan 38 0.43
Black/African American 29 0.33
Asian/Pacific 21 0.24
White (Caucasian) 8,550 96.48

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

Meaning of KEENEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to KEENEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KEENEY.

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 KEENEY

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