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The ALBANY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 546 38141 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 115 28647 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +431 -9494 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 63 21092 0.000 4
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for ALBANY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 98 14901 0.001 8
South Carolina 73 5810 0.002 18
Michigan 50 24696 0.001 5
California 35 58186 0.000 1
New Jersey 33 29549 0.000 4
Top States for ALBANY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 73 5810 0.002 18
Delaware 13 9902 0.002 17
Pennsylvania 98 14901 0.001 8
Maryland 32 16412 0.001 6
Michigan 50 24696 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of ALBANY

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

Ethnic distribution of ALBANY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 336 61.54
Black/African American 166 30.4
Native American/Alaskan 29 5.31
White (Hispanic) 10 1.83
Mixed Race 5 0.92
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 0

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

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

Meaning of ALBANY in historical publications

ALBANY. Originally the same as Albion — Britain ; but after the Roman invasion the name was restricted to Scotland. Ultimately the appellation was still further limited to the somewhat extensive district of the Highlands, which includes Breadalbaue, Athole, part of Lochaber, xVppin, and Glenorchy. This district has frequently given the title of Duke to a younger son of the king, both before and since the union of the two crowns. As a surname it has been borne by sevei-al respectable families.

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 ALBANY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALBANY.

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 ALBANY

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