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The LINDLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 10,053 3265 0.004 37
United States (1880 census) 2,611 2334 0.005 52
Change since 1880 +7442 -931 -0.001 -15
Other Countries
Australia 586 2775 0.004 36
United Kingdom 4,218 1493 0.009 92
Top States for LINDLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,443 1717 0.007 69
California 882 3463 0.003 26
Illinois 523 2479 0.004 42
North Carolina 495 2302 0.006 61
Alabama 493 1485 0.011 111
Top States for LINDLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 328 1317 0.012 115
Alabama 493 1485 0.011 111
Utah 233 1327 0.010 104
Oklahoma 332 1460 0.010 96
Idaho 123 1446 0.010 95


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

Classification and Origin of LINDLEY

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 LINDLEY 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 LINDLEY 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 LINDLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 544 5.41
White (Hispanic) 170 1.69
Mixed Race 146 1.45
Native American/Alaskan 90 0.9
Asian/Pacific 65 0.65
White (Caucasian) 9,038 89.9

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

Meaning of LINDLEY in historical publications

LINDLEY. Several places in Yorkshire are so called.

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 LINDLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LINDLEY.

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 LINDLEY

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