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The HARSHAW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,622 16349 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 329 13316 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +1293 -3033 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 11 79534 0.000 1
United Kingdom 70 25194 0.000 2
Top States for HARSHAW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 143 10601 0.001 13
North Carolina 137 6310 0.002 17
Pennsylvania 105 15803 0.001 9
California 99 26239 0.000 3
Texas 91 18522 0.000 4
Top States for HARSHAW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 81 4322 0.003 30
Kansas 53 7064 0.002 20
Washington DC 11 5838 0.002 19
Montana 16 10354 0.002 18
North Carolina 137 6310 0.002 17

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

Classification and Origin of HARSHAW

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the HARSHAW surname.

Ethnic distribution of HARSHAW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 801 49.38
Black/African American 744 45.87
Mixed Race 23 1.42
White (Hispanic) 23 1.42
Native American/Alaskan 18 1.11
Asian/Pacific 13 0.8

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

HARSHAW is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of HARSHAW in historical publications

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

Similar names to HARSHAW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARSHAW.

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 HARSHAW

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