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The ABEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 220 80216 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 108 29876 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +112 -50340 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 41 29768 0.000 3
United Kingdom 92 24379 0.000 2
Top States for ABEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maryland 57 10012 0.001 11
Texas 21 51077 0.000 1
California 19 100183 0.000 1
Idaho 18 9708 0.001 14
Pennsylvania 12 94202 0.000 1
Top States for ABEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 18 9708 0.001 14
Maryland 57 10012 0.001 11
North Dakota 2 22305 0.000 3
West Virginia 4 23283 0.000 2
Wisconsin 11 58488 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of ABEY

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the ABEY surname.

Ethnic distribution of ABEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 164 74.55
Black/African American 24 10.91
Asian/Pacific 20 9.09
Mixed Race 6 2.73
White (Hispanic) 6 2.73
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

ABEY is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of ABEY in historical publications

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