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The HONG surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 24,017 1352 0.009 89
United States (1880 census) 475 10084 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +23542 +8732 +0.008 +79
Other Countries
Australia 1,276 1299 0.008 78
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HONG by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 9,201 339 0.027 272
New York 2,106 824 0.011 111
New Jersey 1,455 548 0.017 173
Washington 1,151 586 0.020 195
Texas 1,095 2213 0.005 53
Top States for HONG by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 387 180 0.032 319
California 9,201 339 0.027 272
Washington 1,151 586 0.020 195
New Jersey 1,455 548 0.017 173
Maryland 762 784 0.014 144


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

Classification and Origin of HONG

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: Vietnam

Language of origin: Vietnamese

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HONG 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.

Ethnic distribution of HONG in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 624 2.6
Black/African American 245 1.02
White (Hispanic) 216 0.9
Native American/Alaskan 41 0.17
Asian/Pacific 21,147 88.05
White (Caucasian) 1,744 7.26

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

Meaning of HONG in historical publications

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

Similar names to HONG

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HONG.

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 HONG

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