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The DEVANY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 354 54522 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 269 15504 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +85 -39018 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 2 262089 0.000 0
United Kingdom 118 22327 0.000 3
Top States for DEVANY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 53 38459 0.000 2
New York 42 39757 0.000 2
Texas 29 37885 0.000 1
Washington 25 25193 0.000 4
New Jersey 24 37636 0.000 3
Top States for DEVANY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 10 12984 0.001 10
Delaware 5 20238 0.001 6
Nevada 9 23962 0.000 5
Washington 25 25193 0.000 4
New Jersey 24 37636 0.000 3

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

Classification and Origin of DEVANY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 332 93.79
White (Hispanic) 15 4.24
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0

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

Meaning of DEVANY in historical publications

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

Similar names to DEVANY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DEVANY.

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 DEVANY

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