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The HELLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 25,371 1274 0.009 94
United States (1880 census) 5,839 1052 0.012 117
Change since 1880 +19532 -222 -0.003 -23
Other Countries
Australia 198 7639 0.001 12
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HELLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 3,019 360 0.025 246
New York 2,577 625 0.014 136
California 2,208 1448 0.007 65
Florida 1,837 1081 0.011 115
New Jersey 1,432 522 0.017 170
Top States for HELLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 3,019 360 0.025 246
Wisconsin 1,289 359 0.024 240
North Dakota 150 445 0.023 234
New Jersey 1,432 522 0.017 170
Nebraska 285 541 0.017 167


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

Classification and Origin of HELLER

Language of origin: Hebrew

Religious origin: Jewish

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 426 1.68
White (Hispanic) 360 1.42
Mixed Race 246 0.97
Asian/Pacific 114 0.45
Native American/Alaskan 53 0.21
White (Caucasian) 24,171 95.27

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

Meaning of HELLER in historical publications

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

Similar names to HELLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HELLER.

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 HELLER

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