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The HEALEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,327 3186 0.004 38
United States (1880 census) 3,798 1615 0.008 76
Change since 1880 +6529 -1571 -0.004 -38
Other Countries
Australia 2,356 686 0.014 144
United Kingdom 7,598 808 0.017 165
Top States for HEALEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 1,392 582 0.022 219
New York 919 1955 0.005 48
California 732 3957 0.002 22
Pennsylvania 663 2213 0.005 54
Florida 654 3054 0.004 41
Top States for HEALEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 334 327 0.032 319
New Hampshire 332 526 0.027 269
Massachusetts 1,392 582 0.022 219
Maine 182 1335 0.014 143
Utah 293 990 0.013 131


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

Classification and Origin of HEALEY

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 HEALEY 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 HEALEY 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 HEALEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 123 1.19
Mixed Race 98 0.95
White (Hispanic) 97 0.94
Asian/Pacific 54 0.52
Native American/Alaskan 43 0.42
White (Caucasian) 9,912 95.98

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

Meaning of HEALEY in historical publications

HEALEY.* See also O'Haly.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HEALEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEALEY.

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 HEALEY

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