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The HILLS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 12,867 2589 0.005 48
United States (1880 census) 4,579 1360 0.009 92
Change since 1880 +8288 -1229 -0.004 -44
Other Countries
Australia 2,064 779 0.013 126
United Kingdom 9,678 619 0.021 211
Top States for HILLS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 996 2101 0.006 62
California 986 3190 0.003 29
Louisiana 886 747 0.020 198
New York 779 2472 0.004 41
Michigan 734 1536 0.007 74
Top States for HILLS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 886 747 0.020 198
Maine 235 1102 0.018 184
New Hampshire 156 1286 0.013 126
Oregon 333 1272 0.010 97
South Carolina 355 1849 0.009 88


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

Classification and Origin of HILLS

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 HILLS 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 HILLS 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 HILLS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 189 1.47
White (Hispanic) 178 1.38
Native American/Alaskan 78 0.61
Asian/Pacific 69 0.54
White (Caucasian) 8,598 66.82
Black/African American 3,755 29.18

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

Meaning of HILLS in historical publications

HILLS. See Hill.

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 HILLS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HILLS.

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 HILLS

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