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The CHARLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,665 8314 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 336 13111 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +3329 +4797 0 +7
Other Countries
Australia 44 28453 0.000 3
United Kingdom 260 13947 0.001 6
Top States for CHARLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 539 612 0.030 296
Arizona 436 2657 0.008 85
California 264 17094 0.001 8
Michigan 207 11410 0.002 21
Ohio 181 13433 0.002 16
Top States for CHARLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Mexico 539 612 0.030 296
Arizona 436 2657 0.008 85
Alaska 37 4671 0.006 59
Oregon 164 5002 0.005 48
South Carolina 170 4989 0.004 42

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

Classification and Origin of CHARLEY

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 CHARLEY 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 CHARLEY 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 CHARLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 712 19.43
Black/African American 597 16.29
Mixed Race 79 2.16
Asian/Pacific 67 1.83
White (Hispanic) 45 1.23
Native American/Alaskan 2,165 59.07

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

Meaning of CHARLEY in historical publications

CHARLEY. 1 . A diminutive of Charles. 2. A liberty in co. Leicester.

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 CHARLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHARLEY.

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 CHARLEY

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