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The VALLEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,360 7077 0.002 16
United States (1880 census) 673 7601 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +3687 +524 +0.001 +3
Other Countries
Australia 4 170514 0.000 0
United Kingdom 101 23871 0.000 2

'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.

Classification and Origin of VALLEY

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Ethnic distribution of VALLEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 381 8.74
White (Hispanic) 156 3.58
Mixed Race 85 1.95
Native American/Alaskan 77 1.77
Asian/Pacific 33 0.76
White (Caucasian) 3,628 83.21

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

Meaning of VALLEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to VALLEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as VALLEY.

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 VALLEY

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