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The GALLOWAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 33,773 951 0.013 125
United States (1880 census) 5,140 1188 0.010 103
Change since 1880 +28633 +237 +0.003 +22
Other Countries
Australia 1,063 1553 0.007 65
United Kingdom 7,236 857 0.016 158
Top States for GALLOWAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,789 950 0.013 134
North Carolina 2,678 426 0.033 333
South Carolina 2,189 261 0.055 546
California 2,003 1669 0.006 59
Florida 1,894 1109 0.012 119
Top States for GALLOWAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 2,189 261 0.055 546
North Carolina 2,678 426 0.033 333
Alabama 1,173 666 0.026 264
Mississippi 741 610 0.026 260
Louisiana 955 686 0.021 214

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

Classification and Origin of GALLOWAY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Scotland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GALLOWAY 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 GALLOWAY 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 GALLOWAY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 605 1.79
Mixed Race 557 1.65
Native American/Alaskan 186 0.55
Asian/Pacific 135 0.4
White (Caucasian) 24,350 72.1
Black/African American 7,940 23.51

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

Meaning of GALLOWAY in historical publications

GALLOWAY. An extensive district forming the S.W. corner of Scotland. The surname is written in the H.R., Galaway and Galewey.

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 GALLOWAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GALLOWAY.

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 GALLOWAY

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