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The KELEHER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,269 19657 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 524 9296 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +745 -10361 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 310 5046 0.002 19
United Kingdom 112 22843 0.000 2
Top States for KELEHER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 181 4218 0.003 29
New York 150 11424 0.001 8
Illinois 125 9488 0.001 10
Iowa 82 4745 0.003 28
California 76 26572 0.000 2
Top States for KELEHER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 23 5291 0.003 30
Massachusetts 181 4218 0.003 29
Iowa 82 4745 0.003 28
Connecticut 50 8286 0.001 15
New Hampshire 16 8763 0.001 13

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

Classification and Origin of KELEHER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the KELEHER 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 KELEHER 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 KELEHER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 12 0.95
White (Hispanic) 9 0.71
Asian/Pacific 6 0.47
White (Caucasian) 1,237 97.48
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of KELEHER in historical publications

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

Similar names to KELEHER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KELEHER.

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 KELEHER

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