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The HOOPER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 34,084 936 0.013 126
United States (1880 census) 9,832 613 0.020 197
Change since 1880 +24252 -323 -0.007 -71
Other Countries
Australia 4,748 306 0.029 290
United Kingdom 14,445 412 0.031 315
Top States for HOOPER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 3,453 757 0.017 166
California 2,694 1239 0.008 80
Tennessee 2,296 375 0.040 404
North Carolina 1,847 646 0.023 229
Florida 1,712 1231 0.011 107
Top States for HOOPER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 2,296 375 0.040 404
Maine 460 537 0.036 361
Oklahoma 839 551 0.024 243
North Carolina 1,847 646 0.023 229
South Carolina 881 751 0.022 220

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of HOOPER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 614 1.8
Mixed Race 535 1.57
Native American/Alaskan 406 1.19
Asian/Pacific 160 0.47
White (Caucasian) 27,922 81.92
Black/African American 4,451 13.06

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

Meaning of HOOPER in historical publications

HOOPER. The same as Hoper. John Hooper, bishop of Gloucester, a victim of the Marian persecution, wrote his name indifferently Hoper and Hooper. Perhaps in some cases a maker of hoops. The form of the name temp. Edward I. was Le Hopere. H.E. A distinguished family of this name are

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 HOOPER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOOPER.

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 HOOPER

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