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The HOLLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 29,215 1098 0.011 108
United States (1880 census) 3,617 1698 0.007 72
Change since 1880 +25598 +600 +0.004 +36
Other Countries
Australia 665 2425 0.004 41
United Kingdom 2,270 2654 0.005 49
Top States for HOLLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,737 1005 0.013 131
Florida 2,628 801 0.016 164
Alabama 2,155 330 0.048 485
Georgia 1,511 747 0.018 185
California 1,427 2366 0.004 42
Top States for HOLLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 2,155 330 0.048 485
West Virginia 771 351 0.043 426
Mississippi 979 466 0.034 344
South Carolina 1,015 688 0.025 253
Virginia 1,343 684 0.019 190


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

Classification and Origin of HOLLEY

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 HOLLEY 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 HOLLEY 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 HOLLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 494 1.69
White (Hispanic) 365 1.25
Native American/Alaskan 143 0.49
Asian/Pacific 114 0.39
White (Caucasian) 19,630 67.19
Black/African American 8,469 28.99

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

Meaning of HOLLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to HOLLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLLEY.

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 HOLLEY

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