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The BIRNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,372 18551 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 688 7472 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +684 -11079 0 -9
Other Countries
Australia 77 17812 0.000 5
United Kingdom 356 11345 0.001 8
Top States for BIRNEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 130 10967 0.001 11
Ohio 113 11072 0.001 10
California 110 20346 0.000 3
Maryland 102 5424 0.002 19
Kansas 88 3638 0.003 33
Top States for BIRNEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 47 2834 0.006 60
South Dakota 26 4948 0.003 34
Kansas 88 3638 0.003 33
Maryland 102 5424 0.002 19
Washington DC 11 4591 0.002 19

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

Classification and Origin of BIRNEY

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 BIRNEY 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 BIRNEY 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 BIRNEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 18 1.31
White (Hispanic) 14 1.02
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.8
Asian/Pacific 9 0.66
Black/African American 9 0.66
White (Caucasian) 1,311 95.55

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

Meaning of BIRNEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to BIRNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BIRNEY.

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 BIRNEY

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