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The FINLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 36,874 854 0.014 137
United States (1880 census) 10,081 601 0.020 202
Change since 1880 +26793 -253 -0.006 -65
Other Countries
Australia 259 5949 0.002 16
United Kingdom 991 5299 0.002 22
Top States for FINLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 3,364 800 0.016 161
California 2,785 1226 0.008 82
Ohio 2,093 625 0.018 184
Illinois 1,842 663 0.015 148
Florida 1,694 1278 0.011 106
Top States for FINLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 1,514 428 0.038 377
Alabama 1,459 520 0.033 328
Arkansas 809 430 0.030 303
Oklahoma 893 531 0.026 259
West Virginia 456 631 0.025 252


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

Classification and Origin of FINLEY

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 FINLEY 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 FINLEY 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 FINLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 583 1.58
White (Hispanic) 520 1.41
Native American/Alaskan 442 1.2
Asian/Pacific 155 0.42
White (Caucasian) 27,560 74.74
Black/African American 7,614 20.65

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

Meaning of FINLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to FINLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FINLEY.

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 FINLEY

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