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The HOLWAY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 553 37788 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 348 12788 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +205 -25000 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 125 21579 0.000 3
Top States for HOLWAY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 112 6556 0.002 18
Florida 67 21795 0.000 4
California 59 33073 0.000 2
Washington 34 18189 0.001 6
Missouri 24 22242 0.000 4
Top States for HOLWAY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 12 6204 0.002 20
Massachusetts 112 6556 0.002 18
Maine 18 7456 0.001 14
New Hampshire 16 8752 0.001 13
South Dakota 7 14003 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of HOLWAY

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 HOLWAY 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 HOLWAY 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 HOLWAY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 524 94.76
Black/African American 10 1.81
White (Hispanic) 7 1.27
Mixed Race 5 0.9
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 HOLWAY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HOLWAY in historical publications

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

Similar names to HOLWAY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLWAY.

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 HOLWAY

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