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The HEER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,879 14544 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 336 13108 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +1543 -1436 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 22 49036 0.000 1
United Kingdom 847 6006 0.002 18
Top States for HEER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 333 8311 0.001 10
Ohio 126 10703 0.001 11
New York 124 15626 0.001 7
Washington 102 7345 0.002 17
Illinois 97 13948 0.001 8
Top States for HEER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 38 2951 0.006 59
South Dakota 44 2866 0.006 58
Wyoming 12 6158 0.002 24
Idaho 27 6806 0.002 21
Arkansas 51 5664 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of HEER

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 HEER 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 HEER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 190 10.11
Mixed Race 33 1.76
White (Hispanic) 16 0.85
White (Caucasian) 1,629 86.7
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HEER in historical publications

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

Similar names to HEER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEER.

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 HEER

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