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The GURLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,042 4068 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 1,637 3547 0.003 33
Change since 1880 +6405 -521 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 4 184010 0.000 0
United Kingdom 59 25655 0.000 1
Top States for GURLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 914 1327 0.011 114
Alabama 717 1018 0.016 161
Georgia 600 1724 0.007 73
Texas 595 3714 0.003 29
Tennessee 580 1474 0.010 102
Top States for GURLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 717 1018 0.016 161
North Carolina 914 1327 0.011 114
South Carolina 437 1489 0.011 109
Tennessee 580 1474 0.010 102
Mississippi 285 1439 0.010 100

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

Classification and Origin of GURLEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the GURLEY 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 GURLEY 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 GURLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 136 1.69
White (Hispanic) 118 1.47
Native American/Alaskan 31 0.39
Asian/Pacific 25 0.31
White (Caucasian) 6,090 75.73
Black/African American 1,642 20.42

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

Meaning of GURLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to GURLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as GURLEY.

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 GURLEY

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