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The HYAMS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 819 27669 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 262 15782 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +557 -11887 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 123 11837 0.001 8
United Kingdom 784 6351 0.002 17
Top States for HYAMS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 109 20576 0.000 3
New York 97 18448 0.001 5
Florida 56 27347 0.000 4
Oklahoma 55 7097 0.002 16
New Jersey 53 17599 0.001 6
Top States for HYAMS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Oklahoma 55 7097 0.002 16
Kentucky 46 7512 0.001 11
Louisiana 39 10767 0.001 9
Nevada 16 13940 0.001 8
Alaska 4 21738 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of HYAMS

Language of origin: Hebrew

Religious origin: Jewish

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 764 93.28
Black/African American 26 3.17
White (Hispanic) 18 2.2
Mixed Race 6 0.73
Asian/Pacific 5 0.61
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of HYAMS in historical publications

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

Similar names to HYAMS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HYAMS.

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 HYAMS

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