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The HEIR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 192 89549 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 156 23089 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +36 -66460 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 52 24736 0.000 3
United Kingdom 107 23286 0.000 2
Top States for HEIR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Jersey 32 29945 0.000 4
Minnesota 28 26766 0.001 6
California 26 74513 0.000 1
New York 17 91139 0.000 1
Illinois 13 87092 0.000 1
Top States for HEIR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 5 16438 0.001 8
Minnesota 28 26766 0.001 6
New Jersey 32 29945 0.000 4
Indiana 13 37488 0.000 2
Maryland 9 48050 0.000 2


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

Classification and Origin of HEIR

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 HEIR 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 HEIR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 144 75
Asian/Pacific 36 18.75
Black/African American 7 3.65
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan None reported 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HEIR in historical publications

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

Similar names to HEIR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEIR.

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 HEIR

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