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The RISLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,048 7574 0.002 15
United States (1880 census) 1,785 3309 0.004 36
Change since 1880 +2263 -4265 -0.002 -21
Other Countries
Australia 22 48195 0.000 1
United Kingdom 398 10478 0.001 9
Top States for RISLEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Illinois 362 3596 0.003 29
California 313 8602 0.001 9
New York 304 6435 0.002 16
Florida 266 7309 0.002 17
Indiana 262 2977 0.004 43
Top States for RISLEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 157 3009 0.005 45
Connecticut 148 3091 0.004 43
Indiana 262 2977 0.004 43
Alaska 24 3848 0.004 38
Arkansas 92 3565 0.003 34


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

Classification and Origin of RISLEY

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 RISLEY 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 RISLEY 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 RISLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 58 1.43
Mixed Race 44 1.09
Native American/Alaskan 37 0.91
Asian/Pacific 18 0.44
Black/African American 12 0.3
White (Caucasian) 3,879 95.83

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

Meaning of RISLEY in historical publications

RISLEY. A chapelry in Derbyshire.

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 RISLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as RISLEY.

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 RISLEY

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