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The GAREY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,761 10641 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 988 5509 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +1773 -5132 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 27 41230 0 2
United Kingdom 195 16717 0 4
Top States for GAREY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 321 4499 0.003 28
Maryland 189 3283 0.004 36
California 180 14211 0.001 5
Texas 167 10736 0.001 8
New York 154 12823 0.001 8
Top States for GAREY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 53 2711 0.007 68
Vermont 28 3644 0.005 46
Maryland 189 3283 0.004 36
Maine 37 4757 0.003 29
Idaho 37 5104 0.003 29


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

Classification and Origin of GAREY

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 GAREY 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 GAREY 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 GAREY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 248 8.98
White (Hispanic) 87 3.15
Mixed Race 45 1.63
Asian/Pacific 13 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 13 0.47
White (Caucasian) 2,355 85.3

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

Meaning of GAREY in historical publications

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

Similar names to GAREY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GAREY.

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 GAREY

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