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The HANLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,160 1718 0.007 71
United States (1880 census) 6,255 977 0.013 125
Change since 1880 +12905 -741 -0.006 -54
Other Countries
Australia 1,491 1103 0.009 91
United Kingdom 4,314 1460 0.009 94
Top States for HANLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 2,237 784 0.012 118
California 1,520 2156 0.004 45
Florida 1,412 1502 0.009 88
Massachusetts 1,287 670 0.020 203
Illinois 1,087 1189 0.009 88
Top States for HANLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 294 436 0.028 280
Massachusetts 1,287 670 0.020 203
Maine 227 1150 0.018 178
Vermont 103 1072 0.017 169
New Hampshire 208 967 0.017 168


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

Classification and Origin of HANLEY

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 HANLEY 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 HANLEY 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 HANLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 339 1.77
Mixed Race 241 1.26
Native American/Alaskan 215 1.12
Asian/Pacific 90 0.47
White (Caucasian) 17,183 89.68
Black/African American 1,092 5.7

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

Meaning of HANLEY in historical publications

(origin: Local) From the town of Hanley, in Shropshire. The old place or field, from Hen or Han, old, and ley, a place, a common.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HANLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANLEY.

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 HANLEY

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