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The HART surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 132,466 196 0.049 491
United States (1880 census) 40,985 111 0.082 820
Change since 1880 +91481 -85 -0.033 -329
Other Countries
Australia 7,462 169 0.046 456
United Kingdom 32,089 150 0.07 699
Top States for HART by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 10,262 282 0.030 303
Florida 8,970 164 0.056 561
Texas 8,236 286 0.039 395
New York 6,833 186 0.036 360
Ohio 6,248 156 0.055 550
Top States for HART by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 492 107 0.081 808
Maine 985 202 0.077 773
Idaho 901 130 0.070 696
Oregon 2,279 124 0.067 666
Washington DC 374 128 0.065 654


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

Classification and Origin of HART

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 HART 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 HART 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 HART in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 967 0.73
Asian/Pacific 609 0.46
White (Caucasian) 109,563 82.71
Black/African American 17,115 12.92
White (Hispanic) 2,252 1.7
Mixed Race 1,960 1.48

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

Meaning of HART in historical publications

HART. A male deer — a common charge of lieraldrj'. Its medieval form as a surname is ' Le Hart.' We have a large importation of Harts from Germany, where the word imilies hard, stiif, inflexible, rude, or severe. Manj' Jewish families hear this name.

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 HART

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HART.

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 HART

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