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The HAIGH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,701 10831 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 801 6538 0.002 16
Change since 1880 +1900 -4293 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 1,248 1325 0.008 76
United Kingdom 8,763 687 0.019 191
Top States for HAIGH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 291 8614 0.001 9
Pennsylvania 260 5510 0.002 21
Florida 177 9814 0.001 11
Massachusetts 165 4770 0.003 26
Michigan 151 7722 0.002 15
Top States for HAIGH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 40 2865 0.005 53
Delaware 37 3472 0.005 47
New Hampshire 46 3606 0.004 37
Rhode Island 32 4662 0.003 31
Iowa 86 4739 0.003 29


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

Classification and Origin of HAIGH

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 HAIGH 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 HAIGH 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 HAIGH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 50 1.85
Mixed Race 28 1.04
Asian/Pacific 16 0.59
Black/African American 15 0.56
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.41
White (Caucasian) 2,581 95.56

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

Meaning of HAIGH in historical publications

HAIGH. A township in Lancashire.

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 HAIGH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAIGH.

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 HAIGH

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