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The HOBSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 16,517 2011 0.006 61
United States (1880 census) 4,479 1389 0.009 90
Change since 1880 +12038 -622 -0.003 -29
Other Countries
Australia 1,773 919 0.011 108
United Kingdom 9,494 633 0.021 207
Top States for HOBSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,354 2390 0.004 40
North Carolina 1,001 1256 0.012 124
Texas 865 2706 0.004 41
Indiana 817 909 0.013 134
Michigan 812 1379 0.008 82
Top States for HOBSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 637 707 0.022 224
Alaska 106 735 0.017 169
Idaho 209 811 0.016 162
Indiana 817 909 0.013 134
Alabama 569 1309 0.013 128


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

Classification and Origin of HOBSON

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 HOBSON 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 HOBSON 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 HOBSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 253 1.53
White (Hispanic) 220 1.33
Native American/Alaskan 155 0.94
Asian/Pacific 63 0.38
White (Caucasian) 11,673 70.67
Black/African American 4,154 25.15

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

Meaning of HOBSON in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of HOBSON.

Similar names to HOBSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOBSON.

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 HOBSON

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