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The GIDLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,207 20446 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 352 12677 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +855 -7769 -0.001 -3
Other Countries
Australia 122 11969 0.001 7
United Kingdom 418 10120 0.001 9
Top States for GIDLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 110 11664 0.001 11
Alabama 100 4916 0.002 22
Texas 96 16213 0.000 5
California 84 27235 0.000 2
Ohio 82 16045 0.001 7
Top States for GIDLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 61 3376 0.003 34
Alabama 100 4916 0.002 22
Indiana 77 9495 0.001 13
Oregon 42 10469 0.001 12
Montana 11 13397 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 GIDLEY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called GIDLEY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called GIDLEY in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a GIDLEY by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of GIDLEY

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 GIDLEY 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 GIDLEY 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 GIDLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 17 1.41
Black/African American 10 0.83
Mixed Race 10 0.83
White (Caucasian) 1,167 96.69
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 GIDLEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of GIDLEY in historical publications

GIDLEY. A parish in Devonshire. Gidley Castle, a fragmentary ruin, still belongs to the family.

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 GIDLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GIDLEY.

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 GIDLEY

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