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The GOLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,052 22770 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 136 25405 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +916 +2635 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for GOLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 131 4697 0.003 32
Ohio 90 19671 0.001 8
Indiana 87 11232 0.001 14
New Jersey 78 17568 0.001 9
Illinois 74 25033 0.001 6
Top States for GOLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 131 4697 0.003 32
New Hampshire 23 9313 0.002 19
Indiana 87 11232 0.001 14
South Carolina 51 9466 0.001 13
Tennessee 57 10748 0.001 10


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

Classification and Origin of GOLEY

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the GOLEY surname.

Ethnic distribution of GOLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 924 87.83
Black/African American 69 6.56
White (Hispanic) 28 2.66
Mixed Race 13 1.24
Native American/Alaskan 11 1.05
Asian/Pacific 7 0.67

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

GOLEY is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of GOLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to GOLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GOLEY.

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 GOLEY

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