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The DELANY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,735 15490 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 3,267 1880 0.007 65
Change since 1880 -1532 -13610 -0.006 -59
Other Countries
Australia 287 5417 0.002 18
United Kingdom 321 12226 0.001 7
Top States for DELANY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 194 12792 0.001 6
Pennsylvania 174 8531 0.001 14
New York 127 14627 0.001 7
Florida 125 13910 0.001 8
Texas 119 13394 0.001 6
Top States for DELANY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 23 2528 0.004 40
Wyoming 13 5470 0.003 26
Colorado 65 8180 0.002 15
Pennsylvania 174 8531 0.001 14
Wisconsin 74 11639 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of DELANY

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 DELANY 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 DELANY 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 DELANY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 87 5.01
White (Hispanic) 37 2.13
Mixed Race 30 1.73
Asian/Pacific 11 0.63
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.29
White (Caucasian) 1,565 90.2

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

Meaning of DELANY in historical publications

DELANY. The Irish patronymical O'Dulaine has been thus gallioiscd.

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 DELANY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DELANY.

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 DELANY

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