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The HOE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 566 37094 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 218 18124 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +348 -18970 0 -2
Other Countries
Australia 98 14568 0.001 6
United Kingdom 458 9419 0.001 10
Top States for HOE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 150 17236 0.000 4
Hawaii 69 1652 0.006 57
New York 60 32073 0.000 3
Florida 45 36161 0.000 3
Pennsylvania 31 45656 0.000 3
Top States for HOE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 69 1652 0.006 57
Montana 14 11291 0.002 16
Washington DC 4 15937 0.001 7
California 150 17236 0.000 4
Virginia 29 20103 0.000 4


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

Classification and Origin of HOE

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 HOE 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 HOE 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 HOE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 246 43.46
White (Caucasian) 216 38.16
Black/African American 55 9.72
Mixed Race 33 5.83
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HOE in historical publications

HOE. A-Sax. hoit, a hill — as the Hoe at Pljmaouth.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

(origin: Welsh.) A state of rest, a stay; ease, quiet. Hoh, Saxon, the heel. Local, Haut, Fr., high, the top, summit, noisy, proud, haughty.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HOE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOE.

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 HOE

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