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The ADDY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,532 11416 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 591 8433 0.001 12
Change since 1880 +1941 -2983 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 68 19956 0.000 4
United Kingdom 1,636 3485 0.004 36
Top States for ADDY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 318 2080 0.008 79
Ohio 264 5493 0.002 23
Michigan 158 8207 0.002 16
California 150 16711 0.000 4
Texas 146 11880 0.001 7
Top States for ADDY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 318 2080 0.008 79
Mississippi 116 3029 0.004 41
South Dakota 21 6663 0.003 28
Ohio 264 5493 0.002 23
New Mexico 40 4161 0.002 22

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

Classification and Origin of ADDY

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 ADDY 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 ADDY 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 ADDY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 383 15.13
Mixed Race 38 1.5
Asian/Pacific 30 1.18
White (Hispanic) 29 1.15
Native American/Alaskan 24 0.95
White (Caucasian) 2,028 80.09

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

Meaning of ADDY in historical publications

ADDY. A "nursenarae" of Adam; "little Adam." Hence Addis or Addy's, Addiscott, Addiscock, and Addison.

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 ADDY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ADDY.

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 ADDY

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