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The CLARY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,918 3045 0.004 40
United States (1880 census) 4,123 1502 0.008 82
Change since 1880 +6795 -1543 -0.004 -42
Other Countries
Australia 15 64487 0 1
United Kingdom 181 17452 0 4
Top States for CLARY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,098 2203 0.005 53
Virginia 891 1027 0.013 126
California 794 3823 0.002 23
Ohio 625 2258 0.006 55
North Carolina 614 1927 0.008 76
Top States for CLARY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 577 1173 0.014 144
Virginia 891 1027 0.013 126
Kansas 231 1326 0.009 86
Oklahoma 292 1648 0.008 85
Arkansas 215 1699 0.008 80


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

Classification and Origin of CLARY

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 CLARY 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 CLARY 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 CLARY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 935 8.56
White (Hispanic) 179 1.64
Mixed Race 129 1.18
Native American/Alaskan 71 0.65
Asian/Pacific 55 0.5
White (Caucasian) 9,549 87.46

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

Meaning of CLARY in historical publications

CLARY. Possibly from Clcri, near Alen9on in Normandy.

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 CLARY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLARY.

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 CLARY

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