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The HEYDEN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 776 28856 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 166 22082 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +610 -6774 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 68 19889 0.000 4
United Kingdom 99 23987 0.000 2
Top States for HEYDEN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 94 8247 0.002 18
Illinois 94 12716 0.001 8
California 89 23278 0.000 3
New York 61 26984 0.000 3
Oregon 44 8780 0.001 13
Top States for HEYDEN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 18 6800 0.002 24
Wisconsin 94 8247 0.002 18
Nebraska 23 10575 0.001 13
Oregon 44 8780 0.001 13
Nevada 17 12166 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 HEYDEN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HEYDEN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HEYDEN in Wisconsin than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HEYDEN by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HEYDEN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 728 93.81
Mixed Race 16 2.06
Asian/Pacific 15 1.93
White (Hispanic) 11 1.42
Black/African American 6 0.77
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of HEYDEN in historical publications

HEYDEN. See Haydon.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

(origin: Local) From a town in Westphalia, also a town of the same name in South Jutland, Denmark.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HEYDEN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HEYDEN.

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 HEYDEN

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