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The LOVEDAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,571 11283 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 107 30169 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +2464 +18886 +0.001 +8
Other Countries
Australia 776 2090 0.005 47
United Kingdom 2,119 2817 0.005 46
Top States for LOVEDAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,053 840 0.019 185
Florida 159 11632 0.001 10
Texas 123 13419 0.001 6
Michigan 121 10655 0.001 12
Ohio 115 11640 0.001 10
Top States for LOVEDAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 1,053 840 0.019 185
Idaho 25 7474 0.002 19
New Hampshire 21 7487 0.002 17
Utah 36 6509 0.002 16
Arkansas 41 6671 0.002 15

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

Classification and Origin of LOVEDAY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 34 1.32
White (Hispanic) 33 1.28
Mixed Race 29 1.13
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.62
Asian/Pacific 6 0.23
White (Caucasian) 2,453 95.41

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

Meaning of LOVEDAY in historical publications

LOVEDAY. A day appointed for the arbitration of differences. (A-S. lah-daer.') A court-leet was so called. " I kan holde love-daiies, And here a re\es rekenjnijr ; Ac in canon nor in decretals I can noglit rede a lnie."

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 LOVEDAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOVEDAY.

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 LOVEDAY

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