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The HANCOCK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 49,330 625 0.018 183
United States (1880 census) 11,481 518 0.023 230
Change since 1880 +37849 -107 -0.005 -47
Other Countries
Australia 5,228 264 0.032 320
United Kingdom 17,299 324 0.038 377
Top States for HANCOCK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,422 570 0.021 212
Florida 3,472 550 0.022 217
California 3,011 1092 0.009 89
Georgia 2,589 385 0.032 316
Virginia 2,284 351 0.032 323
Top States for HANCOCK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 1,056 212 0.047 473
Kentucky 1,673 344 0.041 414
Mississippi 1,132 381 0.040 398
Alabama 1,714 409 0.039 385
South Carolina 1,415 441 0.035 353


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

Classification and Origin of HANCOCK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 696 1.41
Mixed Race 691 1.4
Native American/Alaskan 276 0.56
Asian/Pacific 178 0.36
White (Caucasian) 43,741 88.67
Black/African American 3,754 7.61

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

Meaning of HANCOCK in historical publications

HANCOCK. See John.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HANCOCK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANCOCK.

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 HANCOCK

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