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The BROMLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,465 5795 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,532 3774 0.003 31
Change since 1880 +3933 -2021 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 1,031 1605 0.006 63
United Kingdom 5,359 1167 0.012 117
Top States for BROMLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 463 2452 0.005 47
California 390 6986 0.001 12
New York 387 4925 0.002 20
Pennsylvania 349 4321 0.003 28
Florida 313 6217 0.002 20
Top States for BROMLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 58 1814 0.010 95
Wyoming 30 2073 0.006 61
Idaho 73 2447 0.006 56
Connecticut 179 2467 0.005 53
Michigan 463 2452 0.005 47


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

Classification and Origin of BROMLEY

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 BROMLEY 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 BROMLEY 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 BROMLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 183 3.35
White (Hispanic) 109 1.99
Mixed Race 69 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.6
Asian/Pacific 23 0.42
White (Caucasian) 5,048 92.37

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

Meaning of BROMLEY in historical publications

(origin: Local) From Bromley, a small town in England, so called from brome or broom, and ley, a field or common.

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

BROMLEY. Parishes and jjlaces in COS. Kent, Stafford, Northumh., Essex, Middlesex, &c. The word is pure A-Sax., and equivalent to "broom-field."

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 BROMLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BROMLEY.

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 BROMLEY

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