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The HARKEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,831 10426 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 678 7561 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +2153 -2865 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 6 31640 0.000 0
Top States for HARKEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 716 1593 0.009 89
Texas 382 5118 0.002 18
California 267 9303 0.001 8
Florida 159 10800 0.001 10
Oklahoma 140 3143 0.004 41
Top States for HARKEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 716 1593 0.009 89
Oklahoma 140 3143 0.004 41
Arkansas 79 3794 0.003 30
South Carolina 96 4632 0.002 24
Mississippi 61 4383 0.002 21


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

Classification and Origin of HARKEY

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

Ethnic distribution of HARKEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 141 4.98
White (Hispanic) 33 1.17
Mixed Race 30 1.06
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.57
Asian/Pacific 9 0.32
White (Caucasian) 2,602 91.91

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

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

Meaning of HARKEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to HARKEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARKEY.

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 HARKEY

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