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The MCCAFFERY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,164 12986 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 76 37697 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +2088 +24711 +0.001 +6
Other Countries
Australia 227 6719 0.001 14
United Kingdom 1,037 5107 0.002 23
Top States for MCCAFFERY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 312 5795 0.002 16
Pennsylvania 211 6689 0.002 17
California 158 14486 0.000 5
New Jersey 154 5882 0.002 18
Florida 105 15304 0.001 7
Top States for MCCAFFERY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 64 2026 0.008 82
New Hampshire 29 5229 0.002 23
Mississippi 56 4619 0.002 20
New Jersey 154 5882 0.002 18
Pennsylvania 211 6689 0.002 17

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

Classification and Origin of MCCAFFERY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 28 1.29
Black/African American 20 0.92
Asian/Pacific 8 0.37
Mixed Race 7 0.32
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.23
White (Caucasian) 2,096 96.86

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

Meaning of MCCAFFERY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCCAFFERY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCCAFFERY.

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 MCCAFFERY

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