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The HEWEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 432 46426 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 322 13540 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +110 -32886 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HEWEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 115 2149 0.009 90
Massachusetts 54 15164 0.001 9
New Hampshire 42 4384 0.003 34
California 42 54041 0.000 1
Connecticut 24 21271 0.001 7
Top States for HEWEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 115 2149 0.009 90
New Hampshire 42 4384 0.003 34
Vermont 9 9890 0.001 15
Massachusetts 54 15164 0.001 9
Rhode Island 8 18239 0.001 8


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

Classification and Origin of HEWEY

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

Ethnic distribution of HEWEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 359 83.1
Native American/Alaskan 27 6.25
Black/African American 19 4.4
White (Hispanic) 12 2.78
Mixed Race 9 2.08
Asian/Pacific 6 1.39

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

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

Meaning of HEWEY in historical publications

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

Similar names to HEWEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEWEY.

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 HEWEY

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