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The HYMES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,112 13249 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 423 11015 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +1689 -2234 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 1 314368 0.000 0
United Kingdom 36 27022 0.000 1
Top States for HYMES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 203 10524 0.001 11
Louisiana 176 3566 0.004 39
Ohio 172 8660 0.002 15
California 151 17644 0.000 4
Florida 137 14263 0.001 9
Top States for HYMES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 74 3151 0.004 41
Washington DC 23 2808 0.004 40
Louisiana 176 3566 0.004 39
Maryland 123 5299 0.002 23
Arkansas 44 6787 0.002 16


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

Classification and Origin of HYMES

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 HYMES 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 HYMES 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 HYMES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 897 42.47
Mixed Race 38 1.8
White (Hispanic) 28 1.33
Asian/Pacific 8 0.38
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.28
White (Caucasian) 1,135 53.74

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

Meaning of HYMES in historical publications

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

Similar names to HYMES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HYMES.

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 HYMES

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