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The ABNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,743 3355 0.004 36
United States (1880 census) 1,342 4241 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +8401 +886 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 5 32616 0.000 0
Top States for ABNEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,136 580 0.028 281
Texas 760 3299 0.004 36
South Carolina 583 1248 0.015 145
Ohio 566 2694 0.005 50
Georgia 558 2026 0.007 68
Top States for ABNEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,136 580 0.028 281
Washington DC 101 675 0.018 177
South Carolina 583 1248 0.015 145
Mississippi 293 1534 0.010 103
Louisiana 422 1639 0.009 94


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

Classification and Origin of ABNEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 135 1.39
Mixed Race 128 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 59 0.61
Asian/Pacific 24 0.25
White (Caucasian) 6,856 70.37
Black/African American 2,541 26.08

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

Meaning of ABNEY in historical publications

(origin: Nor. Fr. Local) A corruption of Aubigny, a town of France, in the department of Berry, whence the surname is derived; so D'Aubigny is corrupted to Dabney.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ABNEY. An estate near the Peak, in CO. Derby, possessed by a family of the same name in very early tunes.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ABNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ABNEY.

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 ABNEY

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