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The HOWER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,064 9736 0.001 11
United States (1880 census) 855 6201 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +2209 -3535 -0.001 -6
Other Countries
Australia 68 19882 0.000 4
United Kingdom 5 32908 0.000 0
Top States for HOWER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 992 1510 0.008 81
Ohio 216 6521 0.002 19
California 211 12308 0.001 6
Michigan 161 7988 0.002 16
Florida 123 14623 0.001 8
Top States for HOWER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 992 1510 0.008 81
Kansas 96 3611 0.004 36
Delaware 24 5877 0.003 31
Wyoming 13 5585 0.003 26
South Dakota 18 7700 0.002 24


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

Classification and Origin of HOWER

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

Ethnic distribution of HOWER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 85 2.77
Black/African American 76 2.48
Mixed Race 36 1.17
Native American/Alaskan 22 0.72
Asian/Pacific 11 0.36
White (Caucasian) 2,834 92.49

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

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

Meaning of HOWER in historical publications

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

Similar names to HOWER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOWER.

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 HOWER

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