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The PERCY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,015 7631 0.001 15
United States (1880 census) 1,382 4124 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +2633 -3507 -0.002 -13
Other Countries
Australia 893 1832 0.005 55
United Kingdom 2,553 2411 0.006 56
Top States for PERCY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 405 7040 0.001 12
Florida 375 5499 0.002 23
New York 251 7992 0.001 13
Louisiana 219 2760 0.005 49
Michigan 179 7172 0.002 18
Top States for PERCY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 107 1033 0.018 176
Louisiana 219 2760 0.005 49
South Dakota 36 3720 0.005 48
Maine 54 3655 0.004 42
Connecticut 131 3630 0.004 38


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

Classification and Origin of PERCY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 846 21.07
White (Hispanic) 170 4.23
Mixed Race 84 2.09
Native American/Alaskan 51 1.27
Asian/Pacific 34 0.85
White (Caucasian) 2,830 70.49

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

Meaning of PERCY in historical publications

PERCY. William de Perci, who, with his brother Serlo, assisted in the Conquest of England, appears in Domesday as tenant in capite in many counties, especially in those of York and Lincoln. Perci is the name of a parish and canton near St. Lo, in Normandy, the ancient fief of the family. Dugdale traces the pedigree of William de Percy up to the Northman \Iainfi-ed, who settled in Neustria (Normandy) before the cession of that province to Rollo.

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 PERCY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PERCY.

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 PERCY

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