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The HOU surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,958 10049 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 24 68543 0.000 0
Change since 1880 +2934 +58494 +0.001 N/A
Other Countries
Australia 165 8976 0.001 10
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for HOU by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,029 2636 0.003 30
New York 345 4819 0.002 18
New Jersey 178 4688 0.002 21
Texas 166 9312 0.001 8
Massachusetts 104 6778 0.002 16
Top States for HOU by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,029 2636 0.003 30
New Jersey 178 4688 0.002 21
New York 345 4819 0.002 18
Massachusetts 104 6778 0.002 16
Washington 91 6950 0.002 15


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

Classification and Origin of HOU

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

Ethnic distribution of HOU in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 129 4.36
Mixed Race 60 2.03
Black/African American 19 0.64
Asian/Pacific 2,735 92.46
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of HOU in historical publications

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

Similar names to HOU

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOU.

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 HOU

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