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The HILEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 595 35721 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 215 18267 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +380 -17454 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 128 11476 0.001 8
United Kingdom 1,047 5070 0.002 23
Top States for HILEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 63 9181 0.001 8
Florida 63 24006 0.000 4
Missouri 46 13483 0.001 8
Wisconsin 45 18464 0.001 8
California 39 50030 0.000 1
Top States for HILEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 45 18464 0.001 8
Missouri 46 13483 0.001 8
Georgia 63 9181 0.001 8
West Virginia 11 10651 0.001 6
Oregon 20 19422 0.001 6

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

Classification and Origin of HILEY

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 HILEY 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 HILEY 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 HILEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 402 67.56
Black/African American 175 29.41
White (Hispanic) 9 1.51
Mixed Race 5 0.84
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HILEY in historical publications

HILEY. Highley, a parish in Shropshire.

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


Similar names to HILEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HILEY.

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 HILEY

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