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The ATHEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,073 9700 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 731 7115 0.001 15
Change since 1880 +2342 -2585 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 32 36311 0.000 2
United Kingdom 567 8126 0.001 12
Top States for ATHEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 264 3294 0.004 37
Texas 260 7357 0.001 12
Ohio 240 5867 0.002 21
California 215 11947 0.001 6
Maryland 214 2873 0.004 40
Top States for ATHEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 154 1692 0.009 85
South Dakota 35 3628 0.005 46
Maryland 214 2873 0.004 40
Virginia 264 3294 0.004 37
Nebraska 47 5685 0.003 27

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

Classification and Origin of ATHEY

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 ATHEY 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 ATHEY 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 ATHEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 81 2.64
Mixed Race 36 1.17
White (Hispanic) 33 1.07
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.49
Asian/Pacific 8 0.26
White (Caucasian) 2,900 94.37

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

Meaning of ATHEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to ATHEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ATHEY.

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 ATHEY

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