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The HODSON surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,430 5836 0.002 20
United States (1880 census) 1,852 3192 0.004 37
Change since 1880 +3578 -2644 -0.002 -17
Other Countries
Australia 1,025 1615 0.006 63
United Kingdom 7,475 823 0.016 163
Top States for HODSON by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 751 3639 0.002 22
Indiana 481 1401 0.008 79
Florida 273 6539 0.002 17
Ohio 271 4680 0.002 24
Texas 259 6733 0.001 12
Top States for HODSON by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 237 1156 0.011 106
Indiana 481 1401 0.008 79
Alaska 36 2187 0.006 57
Oregon 174 2267 0.005 51
Wyoming 24 2422 0.005 49


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

Classification and Origin of HODSON

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 HODSON 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 HODSON 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 HODSON in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 102 1.88
White (Hispanic) 94 1.73
Black/African American 90 1.66
Asian/Pacific 34 0.63
Native American/Alaskan 27 0.5
White (Caucasian) 5,083 93.61

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

Meaning of HODSON in historical publications

HODSON. See Roger. The son of Hodge or Roger. It is curious that Hodgeson becomes in tlie North of England Hodgia — in the South, Hodson.

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 HODSON

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HODSON.

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 HODSON

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