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The BAYLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,785 15154 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 1,758 3347 0.004 35
Change since 1880 +27 -11807 -0.003 -28
Other Countries
Australia 862 1903 0.005 53
United Kingdom 3,955 1577 0.009 86
Top States for BAYLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 240 9872 0.001 7
New York 203 8539 0.001 11
Washington 172 3910 0.003 29
Florida 115 13776 0.001 7
Texas 87 15836 0.000 4
Top States for BAYLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 60 3048 0.005 47
Washington 172 3910 0.003 29
Oregon 68 5710 0.002 20
Delaware 12 9944 0.002 15
Idaho 16 9732 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of BAYLEY

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 BAYLEY 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 BAYLEY 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 BAYLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 167 9.36
White (Hispanic) 34 1.9
Mixed Race 21 1.18
Asian/Pacific 12 0.67
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.45
White (Caucasian) 1,543 86.44

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

Meaning of BAYLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to BAYLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BAYLEY.

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 BAYLEY

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