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The HOUSLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,628 8377 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 366 12305 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +3262 +3928 0 +6
Other Countries
Australia 40 30611 0.000 2
United Kingdom 1,232 4419 0.003 27
Top States for HOUSLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 446 1955 0.008 78
California 242 10909 0.001 7
Texas 213 8721 0.001 10
Utah 181 1709 0.008 81
Oklahoma 176 2770 0.005 51
Top States for HOUSLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 181 1709 0.008 81
Tennessee 446 1955 0.008 78
Arkansas 173 2099 0.006 65
Oklahoma 176 2770 0.005 51
Idaho 65 2909 0.005 50

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of HOUSLEY

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 HOUSLEY 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 HOUSLEY 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 HOUSLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 468 12.9
Mixed Race 49 1.35
White (Hispanic) 48 1.32
Native American/Alaskan 27 0.74
Asian/Pacific 14 0.39
White (Caucasian) 3,022 83.3

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

Meaning of HOUSLEY in historical publications

HOUSLEY. The same as Ouseley.

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 HOUSLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOUSLEY.

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 HOUSLEY

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