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The HANSHEW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 811 27877 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 134 25712 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +677 -2165 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HANSHEW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 97 2235 0.005 54
Virginia 73 8647 0.001 10
Texas 72 18521 0.000 3
Indiana 70 9251 0.001 12
California 56 35285 0.000 2
Top States for HANSHEW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 97 2235 0.005 54
Indiana 70 9251 0.001 12
Nevada 21 9763 0.001 11
Virginia 73 8647 0.001 10
Nebraska 16 14617 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of HANSHEW

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the HANSHEW surname.

Ethnic distribution of HANSHEW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 795 98.03
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.62
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

HANSHEW is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of HANSHEW in historical publications

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

Similar names to HANSHEW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANSHEW.

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 HANSHEW

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