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The HERR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,466 2663 0.005 46
United States (1880 census) 3,284 1869 0.007 66
Change since 1880 +9182 -794 -0.002 -20
Other Countries
Australia 54 23995 0.000 3
United Kingdom 91 24411 0.000 2
Top States for HERR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 2,869 424 0.023 234
California 861 3744 0.003 25
Indiana 613 1280 0.010 101
Michigan 606 2002 0.006 61
Ohio 603 2483 0.005 53
Top States for HERR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 2,869 424 0.023 234
South Dakota 140 569 0.019 185
North Dakota 116 735 0.018 181
Indiana 613 1280 0.010 101
Iowa 290 1286 0.010 99


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

Classification and Origin of HERR

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

Ethnic distribution of HERR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 663 5.32
White (Hispanic) 175 1.4
Mixed Race 118 0.95
Black/African American 90 0.72
Native American/Alaskan 24 0.19
White (Caucasian) 11,396 91.42

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

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

Meaning of HERR in historical publications

(German.) Sire, lord, master.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HERR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERR.

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 HERR

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