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The HEW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 523 39560 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 44 53058 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +479 +13498 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 86 16321 0.001 5
United Kingdom 39 26780 0.000 1
Top States for HEW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 104 808 0.009 86
Florida 104 14619 0.001 7
California 87 23042 0.000 3
New York 70 22905 0.000 4
Texas 30 34301 0.000 1
Top States for HEW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 104 808 0.009 86
Florida 104 14619 0.001 7
Nevada 11 17683 0.001 6
New York 70 22905 0.000 4
Louisiana 14 20144 0.000 3


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

Classification and Origin of HEW

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: China

Language of origin: Chinese

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

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 348 66.54
White (Caucasian) 68 13
Black/African American 52 9.94
Mixed Race 44 8.41
White (Hispanic) 11 2.1
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of HEW in historical publications

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

Similar names to HEW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEW.

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 HEW

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