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The HEMMING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,774 15225 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 399 11517 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +1375 -3708 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 344 4593 0.002 21
United Kingdom 3,169 1973 0.007 69
Top States for HEMMING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 225 11422 0.001 7
Ohio 149 8990 0.001 13
Minnesota 114 6505 0.002 23
Michigan 107 11820 0.001 11
New York 106 17701 0.001 6
Top States for HEMMING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 54 4736 0.002 24
Minnesota 114 6505 0.002 23
North Dakota 14 7937 0.002 22
Delaware 14 9445 0.002 18
Washington 98 7497 0.002 17


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

Classification and Origin of HEMMING

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HEMMING 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.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HEMMING surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HEMMING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 72 4.06
White (Hispanic) 25 1.41
Mixed Race 21 1.18
Asian/Pacific 19 1.07
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.34
White (Caucasian) 1,631 91.94

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

Meaning of HEMMING in historical publications

HEMMING. HEMMINGS. A Danish personal name.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HEMMING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEMMING.

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 HEMMING

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