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The HERRICK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,002 2759 0.004 44
United States (1880 census) 5,374 1129 0.011 107
Change since 1880 +6628 -1630 -0.007 -63
Other Countries
Australia 295 5295 0.002 18
United Kingdom 605 7741 0.001 13
Top States for HERRICK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,175 2664 0.003 35
New York 852 2163 0.004 45
Michigan 849 1261 0.009 85
Florida 691 2949 0.004 43
Wisconsin 584 1032 0.011 109
Top States for HERRICK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 517 448 0.041 406
Vermont 85 1281 0.014 140
South Dakota 103 807 0.014 136
New Hampshire 168 1151 0.014 136
Nebraska 187 984 0.011 109


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

Classification and Origin of HERRICK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 160 1.33
White (Hispanic) 140 1.17
Native American/Alaskan 68 0.57
Black/African American 67 0.56
Asian/Pacific 55 0.46
White (Caucasian) 11,511 95.91

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

Meaning of HERRICK in historical publications

HERRICK. This name was formerly spelt Eyr}'k, Eyrik, Eyrick, and Heyricke. Dean Swift, whose father married a lady of this family, informs us that " there is a tradition that the most ancient family of the Erieks derive lineage from Erick the Forester, a great commander, who raised an army to oppose the invasion of William the Conqueror, by whom he was vanquished, but afterwards employed to command that prince's forces, and in his old age retired to his house in Leicestershire, where his family hath continued ever since." Quoted in B.L.G.

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 HERRICK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERRICK.

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 HERRICK

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