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The HUNT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 151,986 157 0.056 563
United States (1880 census) 43,351 101 0.087 867
Change since 1880 +108635 -56 -0.031 -304
Other Countries
Australia 10,658 101 0.065 652
United Kingdom 48,708 84 0.106 1,061
Top States for HUNT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 10,851 268 0.032 320
Texas 10,417 220 0.050 500
North Carolina 9,625 67 0.120 1,196
Florida 8,602 186 0.054 538
Michigan 6,780 96 0.068 682
Top States for HUNT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 9,625 67 0.120 1,196
Kentucky 4,309 89 0.107 1,066
Utah 2,291 74 0.103 1,026
Tennessee 5,386 119 0.095 947
Idaho 1,099 95 0.085 849


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

Classification and Origin of HUNT

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 HUNT 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 HUNT 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 HUNT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 730 0.48
White (Caucasian) 115,555 76.03
Black/African American 24,819 16.33
Native American/Alaskan 5,973 3.93
Mixed Race 2,553 1.68
White (Hispanic) 2,356 1.55

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

Meaning of HUNT in historical publications

HUNT. Hunta, A-Sax., a hunter ; connected with kund, a hound or dog. See Hunter. Le Hunt is very common in H.R, and Huntemau is also found there.

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 HUNT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HUNT.

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 HUNT

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