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The HINKS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 443 45482 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 137 25287 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +306 -20195 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 184 8149 0.001 11
United Kingdom 1,581 3585 0.003 34
Top States for HINKS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 60 22914 0.000 5
Florida 44 33775 0.000 3
California 41 50034 0.000 1
Illinois 40 31827 0.000 3
Minnesota 35 21452 0.001 7
Top States for HINKS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 9 12715 0.001 12
Delaware 6 20883 0.001 8
Minnesota 35 21452 0.001 7
Nebraska 9 23025 0.001 5
Pennsylvania 60 22914 0.000 5

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

Classification and Origin of HINKS

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 HINKS 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 HINKS 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 HINKS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 395 89.16
Black/African American 27 6.09
Mixed Race 9 2.03
Asian/Pacific 7 1.58
White (Hispanic) 5 1.13
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

Meaning of HINKS in historical publications

HINKS. Properly Henks, from Hemy ; so Jenks from John, and Wilks from William. See however Hiucks.

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 HINKS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HINKS.

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 HINKS

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