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The DISNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,495 8663 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 785 6652 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +2710 -2011 -0.001 -3
Other Countries
Australia 184 8153 0.001 11
United Kingdom 683 7040 0.001 15
Top States for DISNEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 362 2384 0.006 64
California 356 7945 0.001 11
Kentucky 280 2076 0.007 69
Maryland 273 2374 0.005 52
Indiana 172 4694 0.003 28
Top States for DISNEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 280 2076 0.007 69
Tennessee 362 2384 0.006 64
Maryland 273 2374 0.005 52
Nebraska 81 3066 0.005 47
Montana 40 3404 0.004 44


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

Classification and Origin of DISNEY

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 DISNEY 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 DISNEY 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 DISNEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 78 2.23
White (Hispanic) 50 1.43
Mixed Race 37 1.06
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.54
Asian/Pacific 11 0.31
White (Caucasian) 3,300 94.42

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

Meaning of DISNEY in historical publications

(origin: Nor. Fr.) Anciently written D'Isney or D'Eisney, and originally De Isigney, from Isigney, a small village near Bayeaux, in Normandy.

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

DISNEY. " Disney, alias De Iseney, he dwelleth at Diseney, and of his name and line be gentilmcn of Fraunce," says Leland, speaking of Norton-Disney, co. Lincoln. The surname appears in the various lists called the Roll of Battel Abbey, and the family came, it would aipear, from Isigni, near Bayeux, a small town, famous at present for its butter.

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 DISNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DISNEY.

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 DISNEY

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