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The DERRY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,196 7316 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 1,045 5258 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +3151 -2058 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 102 14072 0.001 6
United Kingdom 1,462 3843 0.003 32
Top States for DERRY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 381 4104 0.003 31
Michigan 285 5134 0.003 29
California 266 11518 0.001 8
Pennsylvania 261 6984 0.002 21
Florida 261 8682 0.002 16
Top States for DERRY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 188 2514 0.006 64
Vermont 36 3276 0.006 59
Idaho 61 3610 0.005 47
Alaska 28 3944 0.004 45
Oregon 127 4164 0.004 37


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

Classification and Origin of DERRY

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 DERRY 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 DERRY 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 DERRY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 677 16.13
White (Hispanic) 82 1.95
Mixed Race 79 1.88
Native American/Alaskan 30 0.71
Asian/Pacific 22 0.52
White (Caucasian) 3,306 78.79

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

Meaning of DERRY in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of DERRY.

Similar names to DERRY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DERRY.

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 DERRY

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