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The HAIL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,860 10323 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 1,046 5253 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +1814 -5070 -0.001 -10
Other Countries
Australia 11 81335 0.000 1
United Kingdom 171 18010 0.000 4
Top States for HAIL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 558 6233 0.003 27
California 253 16873 0.001 7
Ohio 229 10219 0.002 20
Kentucky 227 3725 0.006 56
Oklahoma 214 3765 0.006 62
Top States for HAIL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 214 3765 0.006 62
Kentucky 227 3725 0.006 56
Idaho 43 7400 0.003 33
Texas 558 6233 0.003 27
New Mexico 43 6282 0.002 24

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

Classification and Origin of HAIL

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 HAIL 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 HAIL 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 HAIL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 410 14.34
Native American/Alaskan 51 1.78
White (Hispanic) 51 1.78
Mixed Race 48 1.68
Asian/Pacific 17 0.59
White (Caucasian) 2,283 79.83

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

Meaning of HAIL in historical publications

HAIL. See Hale.

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 HAIL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAIL.

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 HAIL

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