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The HOO surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 691 31621 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 32 61148 0.000 1
Change since 1880 +659 +29527 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 53 24128 0.000 3
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HOO by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 216 8288 0.001 6
Florida 115 10623 0.001 7
New York 83 15048 0.000 4
New Jersey 35 18298 0.000 4
Illinois 23 36813 0.000 2
Top States for HOO by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 19 3813 0.002 16
Florida 115 10623 0.001 7
California 216 8288 0.001 6
New York 83 15048 0.000 4
New Jersey 35 18298 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 HOO live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HOO represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HOO in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HOO by picking someone at random in Hawaii than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HOO

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the HOO surname.

Ethnic distribution of HOO in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 445 64.4
Mixed Race 89 12.88
Black/African American 67 9.7
White (Caucasian) 65 9.41
White (Hispanic) 25 3.62
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0

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

HOO is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of HOO in historical publications

HOO.* The family of Thomas Hoc, created Lord Hoo and Hastings, who died in 1455, are said to have been derived from a Saxon source. It is certain that one Edrich de Ho was living contemporaneoysly with Archbishop Odo, the Conqueror's half-brother. The pedigree of the family, printed by W. D. Cooper, Esq., F.S.A., in Sussex Arch. Coll., vol. viii., p. 130, deduces them from Robert Hoo, of Hoo co. Kent, who died as early as the year 1000.

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 HOO

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOO.

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 HOO

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