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The CARY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,013 2756 0.004 44
United States (1880 census) 9,636 626 0.019 193
Change since 1880 +2377 -2130 -0.015 -149
Other Countries
Australia 300 5224 0.002 18
United Kingdom 544 8359 0.001 12
Top States for CARY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,079 3098 0.003 32
Texas 796 3091 0.004 38
Virginia 739 1344 0.010 104
New York 684 3012 0.004 36
Florida 552 3957 0.003 35
Top States for CARY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 66 1754 0.011 108
Maine 135 1820 0.011 106
Virginia 739 1344 0.010 104
Colorado 372 1595 0.009 86
Washington DC 47 1378 0.008 82


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

Classification and Origin of CARY

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 CARY 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 CARY 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 CARY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 165 1.37
White (Hispanic) 165 1.37
Asian/Pacific 61 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 52 0.43
White (Caucasian) 10,028 83.48
Black/African American 1,542 12.84

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

Meaning of CARY in historical publications

CARY. See Carey. " The ancient family of Gary derives its surname from the manor of Cary or Kari, as it is called in Doomsday Book, lying in the parish of St. Giles-on-tlie Heath, near Launceston." B.L.G. See Carew.

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 CARY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CARY.

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 CARY

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