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The MARLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,075 5271 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 1,830 3240 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +4245 -2031 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 338 4665 0.002 21
United Kingdom 3,075 2023 0.007 67
Top States for MARLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 792 1629 0.010 98
Texas 444 5000 0.002 21
Pennsylvania 417 3885 0.003 34
California 402 7252 0.001 12
Florida 353 5956 0.002 22
Top States for MARLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 162 1148 0.013 125
North Carolina 792 1629 0.010 98
Alaska 58 1488 0.009 93
Rhode Island 57 3019 0.005 54
Delaware 41 3604 0.005 52


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

Classification and Origin of MARLEY

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 MARLEY 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 MARLEY 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 MARLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 382 6.29
White (Hispanic) 117 1.93
Mixed Race 92 1.51
Asian/Pacific 42 0.69
Native American/Alaskan 28 0.46
White (Caucasian) 5,414 89.12

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

Meaning of MARLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MARLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MARLEY.

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 MARLEY

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