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The MCGAUGHEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,990 9957 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 70 40092 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +2920 +30135 +0.001 +10
Other Countries
Australia 73 18675 0.000 4
United Kingdom 506 8773 0.001 11
Top States for MCGAUGHEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 377 5201 0.002 18
Kentucky 253 2088 0.006 63
California 237 10371 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 221 6565 0.002 18
Florida 136 12457 0.001 9
Top States for MCGAUGHEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 253 2088 0.006 63
Arkansas 59 4744 0.002 22
Indiana 132 5455 0.002 22
Kansas 54 5837 0.002 20
Arizona 102 5488 0.002 20


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

Classification and Origin of MCGAUGHEY

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 MCGAUGHEY 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 MCGAUGHEY 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 MCGAUGHEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 135 4.52
White (Hispanic) 39 1.3
Mixed Race 37 1.24
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.3
Asian/Pacific 5 0.17
White (Caucasian) 2,765 92.47

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

Meaning of MCGAUGHEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCGAUGHEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCGAUGHEY.

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 MCGAUGHEY

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