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The MCCOY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 106,481 258 0.039 395
United States (1880 census) 74 38363 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +106407 +38105 +0.039 +394
Other Countries
Australia 1,352 1219 0.008 83
United Kingdom 3,338 1864 0.007 73
Top States for MCCOY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 8,228 299 0.039 395
California 7,151 452 0.021 211
Ohio 7,066 135 0.062 622
Florida 5,777 302 0.036 361
Illinois 4,590 232 0.037 370
Top States for MCCOY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 1,962 90 0.108 1,085
Kentucky 3,234 149 0.080 800
Mississippi 2,218 178 0.078 780
South Carolina 2,872 194 0.072 716
Arkansas 1,895 167 0.071 709


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

Classification and Origin of MCCOY

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 MCCOY 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 MCCOY 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 MCCOY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 862 0.81
Asian/Pacific 405 0.38
White (Caucasian) 73,472 69
Black/African American 28,100 26.39
Mixed Race 1,842 1.73
White (Hispanic) 1,800 1.69

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

Meaning of MCCOY in historical publications

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

Similar names to MCCOY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MCCOY.

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 MCCOY

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