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The CORY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,704 5584 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 3,208 1905 0.006 64
Change since 1880 +2496 -3679 -0.004 -43
Other Countries
Australia 218 6961 0.001 13
United Kingdom 937 5546 0.002 20
Top States for CORY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 599 4927 0.002 18
Michigan 370 3302 0.004 37
Florida 346 5860 0.002 22
Indiana 330 2393 0.005 54
Iowa 323 1082 0.011 110
Top States for CORY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 323 1082 0.011 110
Indiana 330 2393 0.005 54
Minnesota 218 3111 0.004 44
Montana 39 3397 0.004 43
Oklahoma 144 3295 0.004 42


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

Classification and Origin of CORY

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 CORY 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 CORY 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 CORY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 121 2.12
White (Hispanic) 93 1.63
Mixed Race 61 1.07
Asian/Pacific 33 0.58
Native American/Alaskan 32 0.56
White (Caucasian) 5,364 94.04

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

Meaning of CORY in historical publications

Correy, local, a town in Scotland. The word conveys the idea of roundness, bending, turning, the winding of a stream. Gaelic, car; Welsh, cor, a circle, a dell, a glen; caire, a circular hollow surrounded by hills.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

CORY. The same as Corrie.

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 CORY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CORY.

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 CORY

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