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The GILLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,944 3307 0.004 37
United States (1880 census) 1,031 5319 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +8913 +2012 +0.002 +16
Other Countries
Australia 22 48691 0.000 1
United Kingdom 277 13412 0.001 6
Top States for GILLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,194 2112 0.006 57
Florida 937 2292 0.006 59
Alabama 880 904 0.020 198
Tennessee 702 1329 0.012 123
Virginia 673 1468 0.010 95
Top States for GILLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 880 904 0.020 198
Maine 225 1167 0.018 176
Tennessee 702 1329 0.012 123
Oklahoma 332 1509 0.010 96
Virginia 673 1468 0.010 95

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

Classification and Origin of GILLEY

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 GILLEY 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 GILLEY 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 GILLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 418 4.2
White (Hispanic) 146 1.47
Mixed Race 108 1.09
Native American/Alaskan 56 0.56
Asian/Pacific 25 0.25
White (Caucasian) 9,191 92.43

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

Meaning of GILLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to GILLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GILLEY.

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 GILLEY

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