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The GALEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,310 19174 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 333 13196 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +977 -5978 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 20 52862 0.000 1
United Kingdom 127 21462 0.000 3
Top States for GALEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Indiana 120 6202 0.002 20
Texas 118 13577 0.001 6
California 91 24776 0.000 3
Mississippi 81 3755 0.003 28
Illinois 79 16747 0.001 6
Top States for GALEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 81 3755 0.003 28
Alaska 14 7059 0.002 22
Indiana 120 6202 0.002 20
Tennessee 77 7032 0.001 14
Louisiana 60 7912 0.001 13

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

Classification and Origin of GALEY

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 GALEY 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 GALEY 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 GALEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 33 2.52
White (Hispanic) 24 1.83
Mixed Race 17 1.3
Native American/Alaskan 14 1.07
Asian/Pacific 5 0.38
White (Caucasian) 1,217 92.9

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

Meaning of GALEY in historical publications

GALEY. GALLEY. Scandinavian surnames, which Ferguson deduces from (dli, crazy.

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 GALEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GALEY.

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 GALEY

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