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The PARSLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,374 5049 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 812 6471 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +5562 +1422 0 +8
Other Countries
Australia 27 41334 0.000 2
United Kingdom 756 6535 0.002 16
Top States for PARSLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 715 3446 0.003 34
Ohio 705 2124 0.006 62
Indiana 471 1757 0.008 77
Tennessee 462 1980 0.008 81
Kentucky 427 1456 0.011 106
Top States for PARSLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 296 992 0.016 164
Kentucky 427 1456 0.011 106
Tennessee 462 1980 0.008 81
Arkansas 214 1821 0.008 80
Indiana 471 1757 0.008 77

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

Classification and Origin of PARSLEY

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 PARSLEY 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 PARSLEY 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 PARSLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 213 3.34
Mixed Race 100 1.57
White (Hispanic) 99 1.55
Asian/Pacific 17 0.27
Native American/Alaskan 14 0.22
White (Caucasian) 5,931 93.05

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

Meaning of PARSLEY in historical publications

PARSLEY. A corruption of Passelewe or Pashley. In the Soutli of England the R \n pavsleij is dropped in pronunciation. The name was doubtless assimilated to the vegetable by an ignorant scribe.

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 PARSLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PARSLEY.

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 PARSLEY

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