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The HARE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 15,739 2114 0.006 58
United States (1880 census) 5,176 1170 0.010 104
Change since 1880 +10563 -944 -0.004 -46
Other Countries
Australia 1,133 1451 0.007 69
United Kingdom 5,384 1161 0.012 117
Top States for HARE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,180 2073 0.006 57
Florida 938 2215 0.006 59
Pennsylvania 904 1665 0.007 74
New York 866 2185 0.005 46
California 833 3664 0.002 25
Top States for HARE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 702 1082 0.016 158
Maryland 683 892 0.013 129
South Carolina 493 1373 0.012 123
Delaware 94 1513 0.012 120
Mississippi 299 1418 0.011 105


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

Classification and Origin of HARE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 228 1.45
White (Hispanic) 209 1.33
Native American/Alaskan 168 1.07
Asian/Pacific 65 0.41
White (Caucasian) 13,621 86.54
Black/African American 1,446 9.19

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

Meaning of HARE in historical publications

HARE. From swiftness of foot. " The family of Hare (of Stow-Bardolpli, Barts.) claimed to be a scion of the house of Harecourt or Harcourt in Lorraine, who were counts of Normandy." Burke's Ext. Barts.

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 HARE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARE.

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 HARE

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