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The DREY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 741 29904 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 159 22743 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +582 -7161 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DREY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 143 11260 0.001 12
Iowa 123 3720 0.004 42
South Dakota 54 2368 0.007 72
Arizona 41 13697 0.001 8
Texas 38 34184 0.000 2
Top States for DREY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 54 2368 0.007 72
Iowa 123 3720 0.004 42
Nebraska 38 7807 0.002 22
Pennsylvania 143 11260 0.001 12
Arizona 41 13697 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of DREY

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the DREY surname.

Ethnic distribution of DREY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 693 93.52
White (Hispanic) 30 4.05
Black/African American 6 0.81
Mixed Race 6 0.81
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

DREY is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of DREY in historical publications

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

Similar names to DREY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DREY.

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 DREY

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