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The HANKEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,518 17203 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 573 8649 0.001 11
Change since 1880 +945 -8554 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 86 16295 0.001 5
United Kingdom 883 5817 0.002 19
Top States for HANKEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 307 4609 0.002 25
Florida 102 15666 0.001 6
Texas 101 14433 0.000 5
New York 84 20400 0.000 4
California 81 25926 0.000 2
Top States for HANKEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 18 5797 0.003 28
Pennsylvania 307 4609 0.002 25
Oklahoma 47 7729 0.001 14
Connecticut 40 10776 0.001 12
Maryland 60 8676 0.001 11


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

Classification and Origin of HANKEY

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 HANKEY 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 HANKEY 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 HANKEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 36 2.37
Mixed Race 24 1.58
White (Hispanic) 20 1.32
White (Caucasian) 1,430 94.2
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HANKEY in historical publications

HANKEY. A modification of Haukin, the nickname or diminutive of Randolph, prevalent in some of the oldest families of Cheshire. The existing families of this surname derive from that county, and the name was borne there in the rank of gentry in the XV. century.

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 HANKEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HANKEY.

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 HANKEY

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