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The MALEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,869 6433 0.002 18
United States (1880 census) 1,721 3410 0.003 34
Change since 1880 +3148 -3023 -0.001 -16
Other Countries
Australia 347 4563 0.002 21
United Kingdom 718 6794 0.002 16
Top States for MALEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 501 3423 0.004 41
Ohio 466 3390 0.004 41
Texas 315 6844 0.002 15
Florida 290 7450 0.002 18
New York 285 7643 0.002 15
Top States for MALEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 26 4132 0.004 43
Oregon 145 3398 0.004 42
North Dakota 27 4756 0.004 42
Kansas 112 3349 0.004 42
Ohio 466 3390 0.004 41


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

Classification and Origin of MALEY

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 MALEY 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 MALEY 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 MALEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 105 2.16
White (Hispanic) 88 1.81
Mixed Race 46 0.94
Asian/Pacific 29 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.31
White (Caucasian) 4,586 94.19

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

Meaning of MALEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MALEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MALEY.

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 MALEY

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