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The MCCAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,651 11003 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 68 41223 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +2583 +30220 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 50 25314 0.000 3
United Kingdom 515 8657 0.001 11
Top States for MCCAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 561 1367 0.013 126
California 254 10761 0.001 7
Pennsylvania 151 10497 0.001 12
Florida 110 16455 0.001 7
Tennessee 109 5855 0.002 19
Top States for MCCAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 561 1367 0.013 126
Alaska 31 3145 0.005 49
Mississippi 89 3651 0.003 31
Tennessee 109 5855 0.002 19
Kentucky 76 5696 0.002 19

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

Classification and Origin of MCCAY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 116 4.38
Mixed Race 38 1.43
White (Hispanic) 33 1.24
Native American/Alaskan 27 1.02
Asian/Pacific 11 0.41
White (Caucasian) 2,426 91.51

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

Meaning of MCCAY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCCAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCCAY.

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 MCCAY

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