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The MCCLEARY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,373 5052 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 68 41303 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +6305 +36251 +0.002 +23
Other Countries
Australia 230 6635 0.001 14
United Kingdom 725 6734 0.002 16
Top States for MCCLEARY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 855 1770 0.007 70
California 483 5967 0.001 14
Florida 380 5367 0.002 24
Texas 305 6513 0.001 15
Illinois 280 4787 0.002 23
Top States for MCCLEARY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 271 1327 0.009 93
North Dakota 47 2244 0.007 73
Pennsylvania 855 1770 0.007 70
Delaware 53 2676 0.007 68
Montana 59 2113 0.007 65

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

Classification and Origin of MCCLEARY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

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 MCCLEARY 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 MCCLEARY 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 MCCLEARY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 740 11.61
White (Hispanic) 116 1.82
Mixed Race 76 1.19
Asian/Pacific 38 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 18 0.28
White (Caucasian) 5,385 84.5

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

Meaning of MCCLEARY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCCLEARY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCCLEARY.

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 MCCLEARY

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