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The GALLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,309 19187 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 358 12505 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +951 -6682 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 184 8161 0.001 11
United Kingdom 1,475 3813 0.003 32
Top States for GALLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 195 7914 0.001 10
Pennsylvania 142 8431 0.001 12
Texas 88 14321 0.000 4
California 88 20960 0.000 3
Florida 80 16937 0.001 5
Top States for GALLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 13 5937 0.002 21
Nebraska 26 8388 0.002 15
Utah 29 6339 0.001 13
Louisiana 52 7432 0.001 12
Pennsylvania 142 8431 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of GALLEY

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 GALLEY 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 GALLEY 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 GALLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 80 6.11
White (Hispanic) 25 1.91
Mixed Race 13 0.99
White (Caucasian) 1,180 90.15
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 GALLEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GALLEY 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 GALLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GALLEY.

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 GALLEY

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