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The MCKINLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 23,124 1410 0.009 86
United States (1880 census) 71 39528 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +23053 +38118 +0.009 +85
Other Countries
Australia 659 2454 0.004 40
United Kingdom 2,228 2692 0.005 49
Top States for MCKINLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,949 1677 0.006 58
Ohio 1,591 817 0.014 140
Texas 1,546 1592 0.007 74
Florida 1,282 1593 0.008 80
Indiana 1,242 542 0.020 204
Top States for MCKINLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 1,242 542 0.020 204
Alabama 772 967 0.017 174
Alaska 108 709 0.017 172
Mississippi 473 946 0.017 166
Kentucky 627 936 0.016 155


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

Classification and Origin of MCKINLEY

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 MCKINLEY 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 MCKINLEY 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 MCKINLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 370 1.6
Mixed Race 310 1.34
Native American/Alaskan 215 0.93
Asian/Pacific 97 0.42
White (Caucasian) 17,752 76.77
Black/African American 4,382 18.95

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

Meaning of MCKINLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCKINLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCKINLEY.

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 MCKINLEY

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