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The HILGERS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 847 26946 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 98 31821 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +749 +4875 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 4 175901 0.000 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HILGERS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 211 2766 0.004 43
Wisconsin 134 5571 0.002 25
California 66 30329 0.000 2
Colorado 64 7713 0.001 15
Illinois 43 27383 0.000 3
Top States for HILGERS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Minnesota 211 2766 0.004 43
Wisconsin 134 5571 0.002 25
North Dakota 13 7944 0.002 20
Kansas 43 6903 0.002 16
Colorado 64 7713 0.001 15


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

Classification and Origin of HILGERS

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

Ethnic distribution of HILGERS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 828 97.76
White (Hispanic) 8 0.94
Mixed Race 6 0.71
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of HILGERS in historical publications

HILGERS. An old personal name, corresponding with the Germ. Hilger, and the 0. High Germ. Hildegar.

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 HILGERS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HILGERS.

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 HILGERS

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