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The HEIL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,228 3961 0.003 31
United States (1880 census) 1,475 3898 0.003 30
Change since 1880 +6753 -63 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 119 12204 0.001 7
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HEIL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 769 1831 0.007 68
Pennsylvania 675 2297 0.005 55
California 590 4985 0.002 17
Wisconsin 534 1225 0.010 100
Illinois 457 2909 0.004 37
Top States for HEIL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 62 945 0.013 126
Wisconsin 534 1225 0.010 100
North Dakota 62 1559 0.010 97
Montana 74 1635 0.008 82
Kentucky 322 1800 0.008 80


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

Classification and Origin of HEIL

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HEIL 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 HEIL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 90 1.09
Black/African American 85 1.03
Mixed Race 71 0.86
Asian/Pacific 47 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 13 0.16
White (Caucasian) 7,922 96.28

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

Meaning of HEIL in historical publications

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

Similar names to HEIL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEIL.

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 HEIL

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