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The PILLOW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,086 9662 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 663 7675 0.001 13
Change since 1880 +2423 -1987 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 8 100704 0.000 0
United Kingdom 108 23206 0.000 2
Top States for PILLOW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 525 1723 0.009 92
Texas 385 5567 0.002 18
Virginia 322 2908 0.005 45
Arkansas 256 1480 0.010 96
California 161 16040 0.000 5
Top States for PILLOW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 256 1480 0.010 96
Tennessee 525 1723 0.009 92
Virginia 322 2908 0.005 45
Kentucky 134 3759 0.003 33
Mississippi 58 4945 0.002 20

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of PILLOW

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 PILLOW 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 PILLOW 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 PILLOW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 653 21.16
Mixed Race 51 1.65
White (Hispanic) 33 1.07
Asian/Pacific 17 0.55
Native American/Alaskan 14 0.45
White (Caucasian) 2,318 75.11

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

Meaning of PILLOW in historical publications

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

Similar names to PILLOW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PILLOW.

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 PILLOW

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