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The COFFEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 35,442 894 0.013 131
United States (1880 census) 5,563 1091 0.011 111
Change since 1880 +29879 +197 +0.002 +20
Other Countries
Australia 1,563 1043 0.010 96
United Kingdom 3,112 2002 0.007 68
Top States for COFFEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 2,605 440 0.032 324
Kentucky 2,288 235 0.057 566
Texas 2,224 1158 0.011 107
Tennessee 1,996 431 0.035 351
California 1,942 1714 0.006 57
Top States for COFFEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 2,288 235 0.057 566
Tennessee 1,996 431 0.035 351
North Carolina 2,605 440 0.032 324
Oklahoma 898 507 0.026 260
Virginia 1,806 469 0.026 255

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

Classification and Origin of COFFEY

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 COFFEY 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 COFFEY 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 COFFEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 482 1.36
Mixed Race 464 1.31
Native American/Alaskan 220 0.62
Asian/Pacific 138 0.39
White (Caucasian) 31,884 89.96
Black/African American 2,258 6.37

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

Meaning of COFFEY in historical publications

COFFEE. COAFFEE. COFFEY.

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 COFFEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COFFEY.

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 COFFEY

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