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The HAIRE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,672 5610 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 411 11254 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +5261 +5644 +0.001 +13
Other Countries
Australia 172 8653 0.001 11
United Kingdom 651 7316 0.001 14
Top States for HAIRE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 587 3699 0.004 37
North Carolina 570 2123 0.007 71
Texas 516 4373 0.002 25
Georgia 481 2216 0.006 59
Tennessee 309 2722 0.005 54
Top States for HAIRE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 214 1947 0.008 75
North Carolina 570 2123 0.007 71
Kentucky 272 2128 0.007 67
South Carolina 244 2583 0.006 61
Georgia 481 2216 0.006 59


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

Classification and Origin of HAIRE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HAIRE 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 HAIRE 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 HAIRE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 564 9.94
White (Hispanic) 69 1.22
Mixed Race 63 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.58
Asian/Pacific 19 0.33
White (Caucasian) 4,924 86.81

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

Meaning of HAIRE in historical publications

HAIRE. This Irish surname, previously to the year 1770, was written OTIehir. The traditions of the family deduce them from the race of Fingal in the third cent., but historical evidence carries them back no further than the reign of Edw. III., 1365, when the representation of the family vested in the O'Haitchir or 0"Hehir, chiefs of Hy Flancha and Hy Cormac, in the barony of Islands, co. Clare. In O'Connor's map of Ireland published about lG-10, a large portion of that county still bore the

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 HAIRE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAIRE.

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 HAIRE

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