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The HODGSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,908 3314 0.004 37
United States (1880 census) 1,614 3596 0.003 32
Change since 1880 +8294 +282 +0.001 +5
Other Countries
Australia 3,626 406 0.022 222
United Kingdom 24,499 213 0.053 533
Top States for HODGSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 974 3121 0.003 29
Florida 783 2571 0.005 49
Washington 502 1396 0.009 85
New York 484 3911 0.003 26
Pennsylvania 454 3287 0.004 37
Top States for HODGSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 61 1266 0.010 97
North Dakota 55 1692 0.009 86
Washington 502 1396 0.009 85
Montana 70 1637 0.008 78
Delaware 59 2337 0.008 75


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

Classification and Origin of HODGSON

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 HODGSON 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 HODGSON 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 HODGSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 572 5.77
Black/African American 183 1.85
Mixed Race 115 1.16
Asian/Pacific 66 0.67
Native American/Alaskan 62 0.63
White (Caucasian) 8,910 89.93

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

Meaning of HODGSON in historical publications

HODGSON. The son of Hodge or Roger. This name in the North of England is pronounced Ilodgiu, while in the South it has taken not only the pronunciation, but the spelling, of Hodson or Hudson. The name of Hodgson is ancient at Newcastleupon-Tyne, being found in records of temp. Edward I., and the Hodgsons of Stella and Acton, CO. Northumberland, trace a clear pedigree to 1424.

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 HODGSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HODGSON.

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 HODGSON

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