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The HERO surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 231 77222 0.000 1
United States (1880 census) 101 31220 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +130 -46002 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 19 53278 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HERO by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 34 22385 0.000 2
Indiana 20 15055 0.000 3
Texas 19 31274 0.000 1
Minnesota 15 23457 0.000 3
California 15 62552 0.000 0
Top States for HERO by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 4 14471 0.000 4
Indiana 20 15055 0.000 3
Maine 4 15354 0.000 3
Minnesota 15 23457 0.000 3
Louisiana 11 15310 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 HERO live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HERO represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HERO in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HERO by picking someone at random in Rhode Island than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HERO

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

Ethnic distribution of HERO in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 184 79.65
White (Hispanic) 23 9.96
Black/African American 11 4.76
Asian/Pacific 7 3.03
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of HERO in historical publications

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

Similar names to HERO

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERO.

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 HERO

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