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The HANK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,899 14422 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 1,017 5386 0.002 20
Change since 1880 +882 -9036 -0.001 -13
Other Countries
Australia 36 33164 0.000 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HANK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 284 8185 0.002 23
Illinois 210 9661 0.002 17
Ohio 123 16057 0.001 11
Minnesota 111 10836 0.002 23
Michigan 111 17439 0.001 11
Top States for HANK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Nebraska 77 5272 0.004 45
Alaska 16 9737 0.003 26
Pennsylvania 284 8185 0.002 23
Minnesota 111 10836 0.002 23
Nevada 36 9761 0.002 18


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

Classification and Origin of HANK

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the HANK surname.

Ethnic distribution of HANK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 78 4.11
Native American/Alaskan 49 2.58
Mixed Race 38 2
Asian/Pacific 31 1.63
White (Hispanic) 26 1.37
White (Caucasian) 1,677 88.31

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

HANK is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of HANK in historical publications

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

Similar names to HANK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANK.

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 HANK

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