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The HAMS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 394 49965 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 345 12848 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +49 -37117 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 430 3685 0.003 26
United Kingdom 212 15874 0.000 5
Top States for HAMS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 67 10294 0.001 14
California 34 54010 0.000 1
Wisconsin 33 23055 0.001 6
Missouri 29 18909 0.001 5
Tennessee 27 13074 0.000 5
Top States for HAMS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 11 8513 0.002 17
Minnesota 67 10294 0.001 14
Vermont 4 16389 0.001 7
Wisconsin 33 23055 0.001 6
Missouri 29 18909 0.001 5

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

Classification and Origin of HAMS

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 HAMS 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 HAMS 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 HAMS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 313 79.44
Black/African American 56 14.21
Mixed Race 13 3.3
White (Hispanic) 5 1.27
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HAMS in historical publications

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

Similar names to HAMS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAMS.

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 HAMS

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