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The HENLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 20,276 1619 0.008 75
United States (1880 census) 3,046 1997 0.006 61
Change since 1880 +17230 +378 +0.002 +14
Other Countries
Australia 788 2054 0.005 48
United Kingdom 2,615 2362 0.006 57
Top States for HENLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,869 1388 0.009 90
Tennessee 1,865 479 0.033 328
California 1,281 2581 0.004 38
Virginia 1,271 717 0.018 180
Florida 1,235 1737 0.008 77
Top States for HENLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,865 479 0.033 328
Mississippi 881 522 0.031 310
Alabama 1,032 764 0.023 232
Arkansas 587 624 0.022 220
Virginia 1,271 717 0.018 180


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

Classification and Origin of HENLEY

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 HENLEY 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 HENLEY 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 HENLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 414 2.04
Mixed Race 284 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 93 0.46
Asian/Pacific 73 0.36
White (Caucasian) 14,852 73.25
Black/African American 4,562 22.5

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

Meaning of HENLEY in historical publications

(origin: Local) From a market-town in Oxfordshire, also a town in Warwickshire, England. From Hen, old, and ley, a field or common.

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

HENLEY. Towns and places in cos. Warwick, Suffolk, Hants, and Oxford.

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 HENLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HENLEY.

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 HENLEY

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