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The CHANEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 32,433 979 0.012 120
United States (1880 census) 5,050 1209 0.010 101
Change since 1880 +27383 +230 +0.002 +19
Other Countries
Australia 147 10044 0.001 9
United Kingdom 961 5425 0.002 21
Top States for CHANEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,951 945 0.014 142
Ohio 2,856 449 0.025 252
California 2,256 1574 0.007 67
Florida 1,702 1309 0.011 106
Maryland 1,459 388 0.028 275
Top States for CHANEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,368 474 0.034 338
Alabama 1,362 593 0.031 306
Maryland 1,459 388 0.028 275
Oklahoma 901 541 0.026 261
Louisiana 1,157 603 0.026 259


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

Classification and Origin of CHANEY

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 CHANEY 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 CHANEY 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 CHANEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 506 1.56
White (Hispanic) 435 1.34
Native American/Alaskan 263 0.81
Asian/Pacific 123 0.38
White (Caucasian) 23,864 73.58
Black/African American 7,246 22.34

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

Meaning of CHANEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to CHANEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHANEY.

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 CHANEY

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