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The CLANCY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,066 2744 0.004 45
United States (1880 census) 4,406 1411 0.009 88
Change since 1880 +7660 -1333 -0.005 -43
Other Countries
Australia 2,150 743 0.013 132
United Kingdom 2,812 2206 0.006 61
Top States for CLANCY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,533 1129 0.008 81
Massachusetts 1,193 673 0.019 188
California 949 3155 0.003 28
Florida 768 2586 0.005 48
New Jersey 694 1252 0.008 82
Top States for CLANCY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 1,193 673 0.019 188
New Hampshire 138 1373 0.011 112
Rhode Island 91 1683 0.009 87
Maine 109 2001 0.009 85
Vermont 51 1979 0.008 84


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

Classification and Origin of CLANCY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CLANCY 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 CLANCY 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 CLANCY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 490 4.06
White (Hispanic) 140 1.16
Mixed Race 135 1.12
Asian/Pacific 60 0.5
Native American/Alaskan 41 0.34
White (Caucasian) 11,200 92.82

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

Meaning of CLANCY in historical publications

CLANCY. An Irish clan tributary to the O'Brian. D'Alton.

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 CLANCY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLANCY.

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 CLANCY

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