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The CALVARY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 164 101654 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 72 39157 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +92 -62497 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CALVARY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 19 10144 0.000 5
New York 19 50707 0.000 1
California 14 79833 0.000 0
Washington 11 34817 0.000 2
Mississippi 11 9371 0.000 4
Top States for CALVARY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 19 10144 0.000 5
South Dakota 3 16992 0.000 4
Mississippi 11 9371 0.000 4
Connecticut 10 26304 0.000 3
Maine 3 23241 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of CALVARY

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the CALVARY surname.

Ethnic distribution of CALVARY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 97 59.15
Black/African American 37 22.56
White (Hispanic) 28 17.07
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race None reported 0
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

CALVARY is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of CALVARY in historical publications

CALVARY. \Iany monastic establishments had within their ambit an elevated mound representing the supposed 'mount' Calvary, the scene of our Lord's Passion. A spiral path leading to its summit was called " the way of the cross," (ria crucis,') and hither on Good Fridays a large crucifix was borne in procession by the monks, and fixed upon the summit. A fine example of a calcary exists at Lewes Priory. The surname was probably derived from residence near such a spot.

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 CALVARY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CALVARY.

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 CALVARY

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