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The HOVER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,687 10876 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 1,395 4084 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +1292 -6792 -0.002 -18
Other Countries
Australia 7 112760 0.000 0
United Kingdom 219 15592 0.000 5
Top States for HOVER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 298 7257 0.002 16
California 241 11747 0.001 7
Michigan 222 6123 0.002 22
Ohio 181 8249 0.002 16
Florida 177 11419 0.001 11
Top States for HOVER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 112 3234 0.004 39
Montana 30 5263 0.003 33
Wyoming 13 6178 0.003 26
Michigan 222 6123 0.002 22
Wisconsin 103 9375 0.002 19


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

Classification and Origin of HOVER

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 HOVER 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 HOVER 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 HOVER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 106 3.94
Mixed Race 45 1.67
White (Hispanic) 40 1.49
Asian/Pacific 19 0.71
Native American/Alaskan 15 0.56
White (Caucasian) 2,462 91.63

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

Meaning of HOVER in historical publications

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

Similar names to HOVER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOVER.

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 HOVER

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