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The CANEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 215 81700 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 220 17993 0.000 4
Change since 1880 -5 -63707 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 10 90420 0.000 1
United Kingdom 278 13390 0.001 6
Top States for CANEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 68 11266 0.001 11
California 21 91169 0.000 1
Texas 15 62617 0.000 1
Florida 14 91886 0.000 1
Washington 11 52215 0.000 2
Top States for CANEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 68 11266 0.001 11
New Hampshire 5 28110 0.000 4
Connecticut 11 38196 0.000 3
Rhode Island 3 28810 0.000 3
Kentucky 8 24591 0.000 2

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

Classification and Origin of CANEY

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 CANEY 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 CANEY 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 CANEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 200 93.02
White (Hispanic) 8 3.72
Black/African American 7 3.26
Asian/Pacific None reported 0
Mixed Race None reported 0
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of CANEY in historical publications

CANEY. Probably the same as Cheyney.

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 CANEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CANEY.

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 CANEY

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