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The HERWIG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 987 23884 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 405 11396 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +582 -12488 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 60 21993 0.000 4
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HERWIG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 127 5825 0.002 24
Pennsylvania 111 11940 0.001 9
Missouri 65 9434 0.001 12
Illinois 58 20273 0.000 5
Texas 58 21477 0.000 3
Top States for HERWIG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 127 5825 0.002 24
Iowa 36 11163 0.001 12
Missouri 65 9434 0.001 12
Kansas 26 10916 0.001 10
Maryland 49 10103 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of HERWIG

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

Ethnic distribution of HERWIG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 964 97.67
Mixed Race 8 0.81
White (Hispanic) 8 0.81
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.51
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of HERWIG in historical publications

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

Similar names to HERWIG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HERWIG.

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 HERWIG

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