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The CHEANEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 501 41060 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 145 24279 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +356 -16781 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 1 279560 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for CHEANEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 105 15706 0.001 5
Florida 70 24657 0.000 4
Indiana 55 13101 0.001 9
California 33 66262 0.000 1
Kentucky 30 10795 0.001 7
Top States for CHEANEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 55 13101 0.001 9
Kentucky 30 10795 0.001 7
Alabama 25 12104 0.001 6
Washington DC 3 21416 0.001 5
Texas 105 15706 0.001 5


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

Classification and Origin of CHEANEY

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

Ethnic distribution of CHEANEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 416 83.03
Black/African American 71 14.17
Mixed Race 7 1.4
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of CHEANEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to CHEANEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CHEANEY.

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 CHEANEY

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