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The POSEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,648 1669 0.007 73
United States (1880 census) 3,437 1783 0.007 69
Change since 1880 +16211 +114 0 +4
Other Countries
Australia 2 228360 0.000 0
United Kingdom 50 26090 0.000 1
Top States for POSEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 2,374 289 0.053 534
Texas 2,051 1277 0.010 98
Georgia 1,119 1001 0.014 137
Florida 1,033 2070 0.006 65
Tennessee 998 914 0.018 175
Top States for POSEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 2,374 289 0.053 534
Mississippi 894 513 0.031 314
West Virginia 458 621 0.025 253
South Carolina 780 868 0.019 194
Louisiana 807 844 0.018 181

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

Classification and Origin of POSEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 283 1.44
Native American/Alaskan 226 1.15
White (Hispanic) 224 1.14
Asian/Pacific 53 0.27
White (Caucasian) 14,777 75.21
Black/African American 4,087 20.8

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

Meaning of POSEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to POSEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as POSEY.

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 POSEY

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