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The HOWLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,309 19187 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 284 14871 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1025 -4316 -0.001 -1
Other Countries
Australia 74 18492 0.000 5
United Kingdom 317 12295 0.001 7
Top States for HOWLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 402 1137 0.010 100
Texas 186 7071 0.001 9
Alabama 134 3114 0.003 30
Florida 95 12882 0.001 6
North Carolina 95 5726 0.001 12
Top States for HOWLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 402 1137 0.010 100
Alabama 134 3114 0.003 30
Wyoming 9 5586 0.002 18
North Carolina 95 5726 0.001 12
Texas 186 7071 0.001 9

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

Classification and Origin of HOWLE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 24 1.83
Asian/Pacific 11 0.84
White (Hispanic) 11 0.84
White (Caucasian) 1,254 95.8
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of HOWLE in historical publications

HOWLE. A mis-spelling of Howell.

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 HOWLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HOWLE.

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 HOWLE

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