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The HERSHEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,951 5387 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 1,841 3213 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +4110 -2174 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 4 33022 0.000 0
Top States for HERSHEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,937 594 0.016 158
Ohio 595 2201 0.005 52
California 396 6581 0.001 12
Florida 252 7240 0.002 16
New York 211 8590 0.001 11
Top States for HERSHEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 1,937 594 0.016 158
Ohio 595 2201 0.005 52
Wyoming 24 2555 0.005 49
Delaware 38 3382 0.005 48
Idaho 39 4459 0.003 30


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

Classification and Origin of HERSHEY

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

Ethnic distribution of HERSHEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 69 1.16
Black/African American 68 1.14
Mixed Race 56 0.94
Native American/Alaskan 33 0.55
Asian/Pacific 29 0.49
White (Caucasian) 5,696 95.72

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

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

Meaning of HERSHEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to HERSHEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERSHEY.

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 HERSHEY

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