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The KINGSLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,917 4141 0.003 29
United States (1880 census) 3,296 1863 0.007 66
Change since 1880 +4621 -2278 -0.004 -37
Other Countries
Australia 434 3645 0.003 27
United Kingdom 1,344 4113 0.003 29
Top States for KINGSLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 1,032 1731 0.005 54
California 659 4339 0.002 19
Michigan 506 2181 0.005 51
Florida 496 3994 0.003 31
Massachusetts 361 2402 0.006 57
Top States for KINGSLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 63 1688 0.010 103
North Dakota 64 1376 0.010 100
Minnesota 319 1804 0.006 65
New Hampshire 71 2556 0.006 57
Massachusetts 361 2402 0.006 57


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

Classification and Origin of KINGSLEY

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 KINGSLEY 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 KINGSLEY 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 KINGSLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 166 2.1
White (Hispanic) 141 1.78
Mixed Race 108 1.36
Asian/Pacific 75 0.95
Native American/Alaskan 54 0.68
White (Caucasian) 7,373 93.13

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

Meaning of KINGSLEY in historical publications

KINGSLEY. A township and estate in CO. Chester, the property of Sir Ean\ilph de Kingsley before 1128. In the XIII. cent, the family divided into two branches, the younger contimung the name of Kingsley, and the elder adopting that of De Aula or Hale. See Hale.

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 KINGSLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as KINGSLEY.

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 KINGSLEY

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