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The HILLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,063 3601 0.003 34
United States (1880 census) 2,353 2581 0.005 47
Change since 1880 +6710 -1020 -0.002 -13
Other Countries
Australia 191 7861 0.001 12
United Kingdom 581 7995 0.001 13
Top States for HILLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 724 2345 0.006 59
New York 713 3038 0.004 38
California 601 5304 0.002 18
Michigan 582 2192 0.006 59
Texas 537 4461 0.003 26
Top States for HILLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 55 2456 0.007 73
Minnesota 356 1877 0.007 72
Wisconsin 362 2173 0.007 67
North Dakota 40 3061 0.006 62
South Carolina 248 2673 0.006 62


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

Classification and Origin of HILLER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 615 6.79
White (Hispanic) 145 1.6
Mixed Race 103 1.14
Asian/Pacific 39 0.43
Native American/Alaskan 32 0.35
White (Caucasian) 8,129 89.69

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

Meaning of HILLER in historical publications

HILLER. See Hellier.

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 HILLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HILLER.

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 HILLER

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