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The HEIN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,953 2569 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 1,483 3873 0.003 30
Change since 1880 +11470 +1304 +0.002 +18
Other Countries
Australia 355 4456 0.002 22
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HEIN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 1,288 382 0.024 240
California 1,038 3086 0.003 31
Pennsylvania 695 2243 0.006 57
Michigan 693 1661 0.007 70
Ohio 658 2166 0.006 58
Top States for HEIN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 189 365 0.025 250
Wisconsin 1,288 382 0.024 240
Montana 150 696 0.017 166
Iowa 441 726 0.015 151
Wyoming 68 833 0.014 138


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

Classification and Origin of HEIN

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 HEIN 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 HEIN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 220 1.7
Mixed Race 140 1.08
Asian/Pacific 100 0.77
Black/African American 36 0.28
Native American/Alaskan 34 0.26
White (Caucasian) 12,423 95.91

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

Meaning of HEIN in historical publications

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

Similar names to HEIN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEIN.

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 HEIN

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