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The HOLLAWAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,951 10072 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 1,091 5085 0.002 22
Change since 1880 +1860 -4987 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 50 25602 0.000 3
United Kingdom 102 23744 0.000 2
Top States for HOLLAWAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 504 5505 0.002 24
Alabama 231 3443 0.005 52
Georgia 185 5603 0.002 23
California 160 20217 0.000 5
Illinois 156 11686 0.001 13
Top States for HOLLAWAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 231 3443 0.005 52
Arkansas 107 4026 0.004 40
Mississippi 80 4732 0.003 28
Idaho 34 7419 0.003 26
Oklahoma 88 6441 0.003 26


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

Classification and Origin of HOLLAWAY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 593 20.09
Mixed Race 43 1.46
White (Hispanic) 39 1.32
White (Caucasian) 2,255 76.41
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HOLLAWAY in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HOLLAWAY.

Similar names to HOLLAWAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLLAWAY.

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 HOLLAWAY

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