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The HOAR surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,678 15910 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 1,288 4404 0.003 26
Change since 1880 +390 -11506 -0.002 -20
Other Countries
Australia 139 10553 0.001 9
United Kingdom 874 5858 0.002 19
Top States for HOAR by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 277 3161 0.004 44
Pennsylvania 117 12815 0.001 10
Ohio 111 11968 0.001 10
California 108 21747 0.000 3
Florida 104 16775 0.001 7
Top States for HOAR by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 32 3195 0.005 53
Maine 61 3279 0.005 48
Massachusetts 277 3161 0.004 44
South Dakota 27 5031 0.004 36
Montana 22 6515 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of HOAR

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 HOAR 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 HOAR 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 HOAR in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 15 0.89
White (Hispanic) 12 0.72
Asian/Pacific 11 0.66
White (Caucasian) 1,633 97.32
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HOAR in historical publications

HOAR. HOARE. Doubtless from ASax. hdr, hoary, grey; applied to a person having a grey or hoary bead. The common medieval form is Le Hore.

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 HOAR

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOAR.

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 HOAR

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