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The HILLIER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,783 10578 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 477 10042 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +2306 -536 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 1,814 898 0.011 111
United Kingdom 5,871 1072 0.013 128
Top States for HILLIER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 297 3842 0.003 30
California 280 8991 0.001 8
Florida 250 7319 0.002 16
Ohio 241 5478 0.002 21
Illinois 203 6070 0.002 16
Top States for HILLIER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 43 4085 0.003 33
Utah 68 3736 0.003 30
Michigan 297 3842 0.003 30
Montana 26 5040 0.003 29
Maine 31 5143 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of HILLIER

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 HILLIER 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 HILLIER 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 HILLIER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 35 1.26
Mixed Race 31 1.11
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.72
Black/African American 18 0.65
Asian/Pacific 14 0.5
White (Caucasian) 2,665 95.76

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

Meaning of HILLIER in historical publications

HILLIER. See Hillyer.

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 HILLIER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HILLIER.

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 HILLIER

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