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The HAZEL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,234 4513 0.003 27
United States (1880 census) 1,326 4291 0.003 27
Change since 1880 +5908 -222 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 261 5900 0.002 16
United Kingdom 1,228 4423 0.003 27
Top States for HAZEL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 523 3827 0.003 28
South Carolina 501 1374 0.012 125
Michigan 435 2759 0.004 44
Texas 377 5520 0.002 18
Florida 376 5456 0.002 24
Top States for HAZEL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 501 1374 0.012 125
Kentucky 250 2263 0.006 62
Delaware 46 3101 0.006 59
South Dakota 38 3414 0.005 50
Oregon 162 2800 0.005 47


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

Classification and Origin of HAZEL

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 HAZEL 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 HAZEL 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 HAZEL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 129 1.78
Mixed Race 124 1.71
Asian/Pacific 41 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 36 0.5
White (Caucasian) 5,240 72.44
Black/African American 1,664 23

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

Meaning of HAZEL in historical publications

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

Similar names to HAZEL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAZEL.

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 HAZEL

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