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The GEDNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 709 30970 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 428 10913 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +281 -20057 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 5 140808 0.000 0
United Kingdom 259 13983 0.001 6
Top States for GEDNEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 108 15874 0.001 6
California 86 24256 0.000 3
Connecticut 75 5566 0.002 22
Florida 32 42111 0.000 2
Washington 31 20455 0.001 5
Top States for GEDNEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 30 4215 0.004 38
Connecticut 75 5566 0.002 22
New Hampshire 13 10758 0.001 11
Vermont 5 13193 0.001 8
Wyoming 4 14297 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of GEDNEY

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 GEDNEY 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 GEDNEY 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 GEDNEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 669 94.36
White (Hispanic) 29 4.09
Mixed Race 10 1.41
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of GEDNEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to GEDNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GEDNEY.

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 GEDNEY

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