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The HOOKE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 572 36807 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 158 22870 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +414 -13937 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 405 3895 0.002 25
United Kingdom 396 10515 0.001 9
Top States for HOOKE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 51 31738 0.000 3
California 48 45494 0.000 1
Virginia 40 15103 0.001 6
Arizona 37 14508 0.001 7
Massachusetts 37 20469 0.001 6
Top States for HOOKE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 34 5146 0.003 27
Vermont 7 11363 0.001 11
Arizona 37 14508 0.001 7
Hawaii 8 13097 0.001 7
Maryland 34 16115 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of HOOKE

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 HOOKE 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 HOOKE 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 HOOKE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 410 71.68
Native American/Alaskan 90 15.73
Black/African American 40 6.99
Asian/Pacific 11 1.92
White (Hispanic) 11 1.92
Mixed Race 10 1.75

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

Meaning of HOOKE in historical publications

HOOK. HOOKE. Many localities in England bear the name of "the Hook," an expression which is doubtless topographical, though its precise derivation is not known. It is probably allied to the Teutonic hoe, 7ioh, hoch, &c., all meaning a hill or elevated place. The surname was written in the XrV. cent. Atte Hooke, and this by crasis sometimes became Tooke. It may be mentioned that Hoke, as a personal name, occurs in Saxon times. See Beowulf, 1. 2146, where we find the daughter of Hoke bewailing the death of her sons.

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 HOOKE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOOKE.

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 HOOKE

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