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The HULL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 41,656 754 0.015 154
United States (1880 census) 14,914 387 0.030 298
Change since 1880 +26742 -367 -0.015 -144
Other Countries
Australia 2,089 775 0.013 128
United Kingdom 8,848 680 0.019 193
Top States for HULL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 3,365 946 0.010 99
Texas 2,433 1049 0.012 117
Ohio 2,426 489 0.021 214
Florida 2,133 931 0.013 133
Pennsylvania 2,048 587 0.017 167
Top States for HULL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 475 300 0.037 367
Kansas 854 266 0.032 318
Vermont 173 538 0.028 284
Oregon 940 365 0.027 275
Oklahoma 921 474 0.027 267


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

Classification and Origin of HULL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 729 1.75
Mixed Race 600 1.44
Native American/Alaskan 329 0.79
Asian/Pacific 187 0.45
White (Caucasian) 36,382 87.34
Black/African American 3,428 8.23

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

Meaning of HULL in historical publications

(origin: Local) From the city of Hull, in Yorkshire, England, which comes from the Teutonic or Saxon Hulen or Heulen, to howl, from the noise the river Hull makes when it meets there with the sea. Hull is an old word for a hill; Hull, Welsh, a rough, uneven place. The city of Hull was anciently famous for its good government, whence arose this old saying, called the Beggars' and Vagrants' Litany: "From Hell, Hull, and Halifax, Good Lord deliver us!" From Hull, because of the severe chastisement they met with there, and from Halifax, for a law there instantly beheading with an engine, without any legal proceedings, those who were taken in the act of stealing cloth--either being probably more terrible than Hell itself.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to HULL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HULL.

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 HULL

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