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The HERSH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,669 8302 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 525 9285 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +3144 +983 0 +4
Other Countries
Australia 10 89689 0.000 1
United Kingdom 57 25756 0.000 1
Top States for HERSH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 601 2519 0.005 49
California 432 6439 0.001 13
New York 389 4965 0.002 20
Florida 315 6243 0.002 20
New Jersey 252 3833 0.003 30
Top States for HERSH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 601 2519 0.005 49
Washington DC 27 2249 0.005 47
Kansas 96 3475 0.004 36
New Jersey 252 3833 0.003 30
Maryland 143 4111 0.003 27


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

Classification and Origin of HERSH

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Poland

Language of origin: Polish

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

Ethnic distribution of HERSH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 44 1.2
Black/African American 39 1.06
Mixed Race 37 1.01
White (Caucasian) 3,521 95.97
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HERSH in historical publications

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

Similar names to HERSH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERSH.

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 HERSH

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