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The HERVEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,775 10600 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 848 6238 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +1927 -4362 -0.001 -7
Other Countries
Australia 32 36350 0.000 2
United Kingdom 124 21722 0.000 3
Top States for HERVEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 446 4942 0.002 21
California 278 9944 0.001 8
Mississippi 175 2263 0.006 62
Arkansas 130 2808 0.005 49
Florida 108 16773 0.001 7
Top States for HERVEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 175 2263 0.006 62
Arkansas 130 2808 0.005 49
Kansas 94 3769 0.003 35
Iowa 87 5342 0.003 30
North Dakota 16 7426 0.002 25

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of HERVEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 56 2.02
Mixed Race 55 1.98
Asian/Pacific 9 0.32
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.29
Black/African American 1,010 36.4
White (Caucasian) 1,637 58.99

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

Meaning of HERVEY in historical publications

HARVEY. HERVEY. An ancient Nonnan personal name — TTerve. M. de Gerville in Mem. Soc. Aut. Norm., 1844, observes : " We sometimes call it Hervot . . La Hervurie signifies the habitation of Herve." As a family designation it appears in England in the XII. cent. Osbert de Hervey is styled, in the register of St. Edmundsbury, the sou of Hervey. From him according to the Peerage sprang the Herveys, ennobled in England and Ireland, and also (in all probability, from the resemblance of their arms) the De Hervi's and Hervies of Aberdeenshire and other parts of Scotland.

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 HERVEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERVEY.

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 HERVEY

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