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The ALVEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,917 6373 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 631 8005 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +4286 +1632 +0.001 +5
Other Countries
Australia 51 24891 0.000 3
United Kingdom 643 7378 0.001 14
Top States for ALVEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,052 605 0.026 260
Indiana 700 1109 0.012 115
Texas 320 6400 0.002 15
Utah 316 994 0.014 142
Maryland 281 2318 0.005 53
Top States for ALVEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,052 605 0.026 260
Utah 316 994 0.014 142
Indiana 700 1109 0.012 115
Maryland 281 2318 0.005 53
Idaho 57 3368 0.004 44

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

Classification and Origin of ALVEY

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 ALVEY 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 ALVEY 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 ALVEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 61 1.24
Mixed Race 43 0.87
Black/African American 18 0.37
Asian/Pacific 16 0.33
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.22
White (Caucasian) 4,768 96.97

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

Meaning of ALVEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to ALVEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALVEY.

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 ALVEY

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