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The PALEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,529 17122 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 136 25408 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +1393 +8286 +0.001 +3
Other Countries
Australia 121 12062 0.001 7
United Kingdom 751 6573 0.002 16
Top States for PALEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 331 5278 0.002 17
California 215 10825 0.001 6
Florida 128 12544 0.001 8
New Jersey 127 6920 0.002 15
Pennsylvania 95 13875 0.001 8
Top States for PALEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 15 5514 0.002 25
New York 331 5278 0.002 17
Connecticut 55 7519 0.002 16
New Jersey 127 6920 0.002 15
Massachusetts 71 9978 0.001 11

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

Classification and Origin of PALEY

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 PALEY 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 PALEY 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 PALEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 92 6.02
White (Hispanic) 44 2.88
Mixed Race 17 1.11
White (Caucasian) 1,372 89.73
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of PALEY in historical publications

PALEY. This was borne as a personal

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 PALEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PALEY.

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 PALEY

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