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The HWANG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 13,610 2435 0.005 50
United States (1880 census) -1 116294 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +13611 +113859 +0.005 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 268 5782 0.002 16
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HWANG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 5,108 576 0.015 151
New York 1,322 1293 0.007 70
New Jersey 1,066 752 0.013 127
Texas 706 3078 0.003 34
Virginia 638 1376 0.009 90
Top States for HWANG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 5,108 576 0.015 151
New Jersey 1,066 752 0.013 127
Washington 627 1074 0.011 106
Maryland 514 1105 0.010 97
Virginia 638 1376 0.009 90


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

Classification and Origin of HWANG

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: China

Language of origin: Chinese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HWANG 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.

Ethnic distribution of HWANG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 218 1.6
White (Caucasian) 161 1.18
White (Hispanic) 50 0.37
Asian/Pacific 13,151 96.63
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HWANG in historical publications

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

Similar names to HWANG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HWANG.

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 HWANG

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