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The BAGLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,739 1979 0.006 62
United States (1880 census) 4,826 1294 0.010 97
Change since 1880 +11913 -685 -0.004 -35
Other Countries
Australia 460 3464 0.003 28
United Kingdom 2,927 2115 0.006 64
Top States for BAGLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 1,369 804 0.017 167
Texas 1,312 1904 0.006 63
California 1,116 2897 0.003 33
Florida 976 2164 0.006 61
New York 717 2755 0.004 38
Top States for BAGLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 432 594 0.034 339
Utah 609 459 0.027 273
Idaho 227 747 0.018 175
New Hampshire 209 949 0.017 169
Georgia 1,369 804 0.017 167


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

Classification and Origin of BAGLEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 238 1.42
White (Hispanic) 234 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 107 0.64
Asian/Pacific 49 0.29
White (Caucasian) 13,321 79.58
Black/African American 2,792 16.68

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

Meaning of BAGLEY in historical publications

(origin: Sax. Local) The rising or swelling ground that lies untilled; from bœlge, rising or swelling, and leagh or ley, plain or pasture land.

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

BAGLEY. An extra-parochial liberty in Berkshire.

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 BAGLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BAGLEY.

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 BAGLEY

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