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The HAYES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 187,473 117 0.07 695
United States (1880 census) 31,419 162 0.063 628
Change since 1880 +156054 +45 +0.007 +67
Other Countries
Australia 10,250 109 0.063 627
United Kingdom 30,210 162 0.066 658
Top States for HAYES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 12,348 230 0.036 365
Florida 11,076 128 0.069 693
Texas 10,550 219 0.051 506
North Carolina 9,541 72 0.119 1,185
New York 9,337 115 0.049 492
Top States for HAYES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 8,339 67 0.147 1,466
Alabama 5,938 88 0.134 1,335
South Carolina 4,989 93 0.124 1,244
North Carolina 9,541 72 0.119 1,185
Mississippi 2,967 121 0.104 1,043


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

Classification and Origin of HAYES

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 HAYES 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 HAYES 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 HAYES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 712 0.38
White (Caucasian) 134,306 71.64
Black/African American 45,087 24.05
Mixed Race 3,206 1.71
White (Hispanic) 2,775 1.48
Native American/Alaskan 1,369 0.73

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

Meaning of HAYES in historical publications

HAYES. Parishes in Middlesex and Kent.

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 HAYES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HAYES.

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 HAYES

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