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The DENNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,333 2692 0.005 46
United States (1880 census) 2,357 2576 0.005 47
Change since 1880 +9976 -116 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 345 4577 0.002 21
United Kingdom 1,201 4508 0.003 26
Top States for DENNEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 937 3332 0.003 28
Ohio 915 1512 0.008 81
Texas 877 2679 0.004 42
Indiana 877 848 0.014 144
Georgia 746 1446 0.009 91
Top States for DENNEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 611 983 0.015 151
Indiana 877 848 0.014 144
Alabama 632 1196 0.014 142
Delaware 99 1451 0.013 126
Idaho 161 1100 0.012 124


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

Classification and Origin of DENNEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 178 1.44
Black/African American 157 1.27
Mixed Race 152 1.23
Native American/Alaskan 111 0.9
Asian/Pacific 53 0.43
White (Caucasian) 11,682 94.72

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

Meaning of DENNEY in historical publications

DENNY. DENNEY. Denis— the baptismal name. Some families so called are known to have settled here from France after the Rev. of the Edict of Nantes, 1685.

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 DENNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DENNEY.

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 DENNEY

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