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The HANFORD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,851 14715 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 1,110 5010 0.002 22
Change since 1880 +741 -9705 -0.001 -15
Other Countries
Australia 27 41224 0.000 2
United Kingdom 612 7676 0.001 13
Top States for HANFORD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 187 10167 0.001 10
California 183 13426 0.001 5
Pennsylvania 165 9013 0.001 13
Washington 120 6028 0.002 20
Florida 102 16585 0.001 6
Top States for HANFORD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington 120 6028 0.002 20
Idaho 24 7404 0.002 19
Montana 16 8899 0.002 18
Connecticut 56 8102 0.002 16
Pennsylvania 165 9013 0.001 13

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

Classification and Origin of HANFORD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 160 8.64
White (Hispanic) 40 2.16
Mixed Race 33 1.78
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.54
Asian/Pacific 8 0.43
White (Caucasian) 1,600 86.44

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

Meaning of HANFORD in historical publications

(origin: Local Welsh.) From hen, old, and ford, a way; "the old way."

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.


Similar names to HANFORD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANFORD.

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 HANFORD

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