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The HELWIG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,946 10085 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 988 5508 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +1958 -4577 -0.001 -9
Other Countries
Australia 57 22791 0.000 3
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HELWIG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 379 4053 0.003 31
Wisconsin 213 3624 0.004 40
California 208 12248 0.001 6
New York 195 9922 0.001 10
Ohio 166 8143 0.001 15
Top States for HELWIG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 213 3624 0.004 40
South Dakota 29 4551 0.004 38
Pennsylvania 379 4053 0.003 31
North Dakota 16 6965 0.002 25
Maryland 127 4645 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of HELWIG

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the HELWIG surname.

Ethnic distribution of HELWIG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 44 1.49
Black/African American 34 1.15
Mixed Race 23 0.78
Asian/Pacific 10 0.34
Native American/Alaskan 9 0.31
White (Caucasian) 2,826 95.93

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

HELWIG is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of HELWIG in historical publications

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

Similar names to HELWIG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HELWIG.

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 HELWIG

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