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The HANS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,991 7691 0.001 15
United States (1880 census) 1,042 5266 0.002 21
Change since 1880 +2949 -2425 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 61 21620 0.000 4
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HANS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 412 6538 0.001 12
New York 366 5132 0.002 19
New Jersey 284 3308 0.003 34
Ohio 267 5085 0.002 24
Florida 264 7130 0.002 17
Top States for HANS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 120 1688 0.007 70
North Dakota 29 3697 0.005 45
Wyoming 18 3670 0.004 36
New Jersey 284 3308 0.003 34
Ohio 267 5085 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of HANS

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: India

Language of origin: Punjabi

Religious origin: Sikh

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HANS 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.

Ethnic distribution of HANS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 215 5.39
Black/African American 131 3.28
White (Hispanic) 86 2.15
Mixed Race 71 1.78
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.38
White (Caucasian) 3,473 87.02

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

Meaning of HANS in historical publications

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

Similar names to HANS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANS.

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 HANS

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