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The HIRD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,413 18165 0.001 5
United States (1880 census) 183 20641 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1230 +2476 +0.001 +1
Other Countries
Australia 465 3431 0.003 28
United Kingdom 2,697 2308 0.006 59
Top States for HIRD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 150 19712 0.000 4
Florida 134 16108 0.001 8
Ohio 93 17168 0.001 8
Iowa 89 6387 0.003 30
New York 68 32682 0.000 4
Top States for HIRD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 89 6387 0.003 30
Rhode Island 29 6625 0.003 28
Maine 20 8714 0.002 16
Kansas 42 9572 0.002 16
Nebraska 25 13266 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 HIRD live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HIRD represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HIRD in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HIRD by picking someone at random in Iowa than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HIRD

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 HIRD 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 HIRD 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 HIRD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 155 10.97
White (Hispanic) 67 4.74
Asian/Pacific 52 3.68
White (Caucasian) 1,119 79.19
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HIRD in historical publications

HIRD. See Herd.

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 HIRD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HIRD.

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 HIRD

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