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The LAHEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,280 12481 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 1,871 3157 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +409 -9324 -0.003 -29
Other Countries
Australia 209 7262 0.001 13
United Kingdom 72 25138 0.000 2
Top States for LAHEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 241 5062 0.002 19
New York 209 8595 0.001 11
California 201 11810 0.001 6
Massachusetts 179 4430 0.003 28
Florida 170 10110 0.001 11
Top States for LAHEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 75 2369 0.006 61
Massachusetts 179 4430 0.003 28
Montana 25 5294 0.003 28
Iowa 75 5548 0.003 26
Maine 30 5160 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of LAHEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 28 1.23
Asian/Pacific 26 1.14
Mixed Race 11 0.48
White (Caucasian) 2,203 96.62
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 LAHEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LAHEY in historical publications

LAHEY. LAHEE. Gael. leighicJie, a

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

(origin: Gaelic) Leighiche, a physician. Lagh, Gaelic, law, order; Fear Lagha, a lawyer.

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

Similar names to LAHEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LAHEY.

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 LAHEY

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