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The HORACE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,762 15309 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 271 15452 0.001 5
Change since 1880 +1491 +143 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 24 45776 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HORACE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 408 6365 0.002 20
Florida 179 13182 0.001 11
New York 141 17704 0.001 7
Alabama 138 4740 0.003 31
California 85 34151 0.000 3
Top States for HORACE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 138 4740 0.003 31
Texas 408 6365 0.002 20
Alaska 9 14940 0.001 14
Rhode Island 12 14490 0.001 11
Florida 179 13182 0.001 11


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

Classification and Origin of HORACE

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

Ethnic distribution of HORACE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 438 24.86
Mixed Race 35 1.99
White (Hispanic) 32 1.82
Native American/Alaskan 25 1.42
Asian/Pacific 6 0.34
Black/African American 1,226 69.58

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

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

Meaning of HORACE in historical publications

HORACE. I do not see why this name should not have been derived, through the French, from the Roman Horatius ; but Mr. Ferguson deduces it fi-om the 0. Saxon, Fi'iesic, and Norse, hros, Iwraz, hross, a horse.

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 HORACE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HORACE.

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 HORACE

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