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The HOBBS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 47,220 659 0.018 175
United States (1880 census) 10,424 575 0.021 208
Change since 1880 +36796 -84 -0.003 -33
Other Countries
Australia 3,097 498 0.019 189
United Kingdom 13,714 427 0.030 299
Top States for HOBBS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 4,396 586 0.021 211
California 3,173 1069 0.009 94
Florida 2,895 711 0.018 181
Georgia 2,778 371 0.034 339
North Carolina 2,561 459 0.032 318
Top States for HOBBS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 1,816 329 0.045 449
Tennessee 2,275 386 0.040 400
Oklahoma 1,287 340 0.037 373
Arkansas 995 343 0.037 372
Delaware 271 465 0.035 346


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

Classification and Origin of HOBBS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 675 1.43
White (Hispanic) 671 1.42
Native American/Alaskan 312 0.66
Asian/Pacific 156 0.33
White (Caucasian) 38,154 80.8
Black/African American 7,253 15.36

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

Meaning of HOBBS in historical publications

HOBB. HOBBES. HOBBS. See Robert. Hobbe, Hobbis. H.R.

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 HOBBS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOBBS.

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 HOBBS

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