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The HOLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,986 13931 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 703 7324 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +1283 -6607 0 -7
Other Countries
Australia 428 3700 0.003 26
United Kingdom 2,861 2169 0.006 62
Top States for HOLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 223 13227 0.001 7
Ohio 170 9275 0.001 15
Indiana 163 5491 0.003 27
Michigan 130 11432 0.001 13
Florida 125 16264 0.001 8
Top States for HOLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 32 5826 0.003 31
Indiana 163 5491 0.003 27
Alaska 15 7868 0.002 24
Wisconsin 107 9634 0.002 20
Washington 111 7731 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of HOLE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 53 2.67
White (Hispanic) 31 1.56
Asian/Pacific 22 1.11
Mixed Race 18 0.91
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.25
White (Caucasian) 1,857 93.5

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

Meaning of HOLE in historical publications

HOLE. This word is in many dialects applied to a locality which lies much lower than the surrounding lands ; and a resident at such a place would acquire the surname Atte Hole. Hoole and Hoyle are other forms of tlie same name.

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 HOLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOLE.

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 HOLE

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