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The HALLIGAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,107 9598 0.001 12
United States (1880 census) 843 6272 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +2264 -3326 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 369 4290 0.002 23
United Kingdom 1,427 3927 0.003 31
Top States for HALLIGAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 289 6581 0.002 15
California 282 9185 0.001 8
Pennsylvania 255 5840 0.002 21
New Jersey 204 4632 0.002 24
Florida 180 10014 0.001 11
Top States for HALLIGAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 167 2263 0.006 57
Vermont 24 3935 0.004 39
Nebraska 65 3752 0.004 38
South Dakota 26 5013 0.003 34
Connecticut 111 4054 0.003 33


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

Classification and Origin of HALLIGAN

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 HALLIGAN 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 HALLIGAN 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 HALLIGAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 50 1.61
Mixed Race 42 1.35
Native American/Alaskan 19 0.61
Asian/Pacific 14 0.45
Black/African American 13 0.42
White (Caucasian) 2,969 95.56

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

Meaning of HALLIGAN in historical publications

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

Similar names to HALLIGAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HALLIGAN.

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 HALLIGAN

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