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The HIGH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,236 2500 0.005 49
United States (1880 census) 3,502 1746 0.007 70
Change since 1880 +9734 -754 -0.002 -21
Other Countries
Australia 80 17347 0.000 5
United Kingdom 1,539 3659 0.003 34
Top States for HIGH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 1,436 860 0.018 178
Pennsylvania 1,270 1142 0.010 103
Texas 1,182 2119 0.006 57
Florida 658 3265 0.004 41
California 607 4938 0.002 18
Top States for HIGH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 1,436 860 0.018 178
West Virginia 232 1208 0.013 128
South Carolina 417 1626 0.010 104
Pennsylvania 1,270 1142 0.010 103
Idaho 129 1412 0.010 100

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

Classification and Origin of HIGH

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 201 1.52
White (Hispanic) 185 1.4
Asian/Pacific 101 0.76
Native American/Alaskan 97 0.73
White (Caucasian) 9,466 71.52
Black/African American 3,187 24.08

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

Meaning of HIGH in historical publications

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

Similar names to HIGH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HIGH.

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 HIGH

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