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The HOLIDAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,491 4968 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 1,606 3610 0.003 32
Change since 1880 +4885 -1358 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 14 69967 0.000 1
United Kingdom 353 11411 0.001 8
Top States for HOLIDAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 581 4718 0.003 28
California 522 6850 0.002 15
Georgia 386 3110 0.005 47
Florida 380 6674 0.002 24
Pennsylvania 315 6289 0.003 26
Top States for HOLIDAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wyoming 30 2866 0.006 61
Louisiana 266 2827 0.006 60
Washington DC 33 2348 0.006 58
Mississippi 161 2810 0.006 57
South Carolina 198 3509 0.005 49


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

Classification and Origin of HOLIDAY

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 HOLIDAY 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 HOLIDAY 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 HOLIDAY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 543 8.37
Mixed Race 116 1.79
White (Hispanic) 81 1.25
Asian/Pacific 21 0.32
Black/African American 3,152 48.56
White (Caucasian) 2,578 39.72

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

Meaning of HOLIDAY in historical publications


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 HOLIDAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLIDAY.

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 HOLIDAY

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