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The MOORHOUSE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,489 17457 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 299 14309 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +1190 -3148 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 351 4515 0.002 21
United Kingdom 3,872 1609 0.008 84
Top States for MOORHOUSE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 173 14137 0.001 5
Florida 117 14781 0.001 7
Texas 87 17064 0.000 4
New York 87 20968 0.000 5
Minnesota 86 8863 0.002 17
Top States for MOORHOUSE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 15 7563 0.002 23
Idaho 23 7829 0.002 18
Minnesota 86 8863 0.002 17
Maine 15 9351 0.001 12
Tennessee 59 8350 0.001 10


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

Classification and Origin of MOORHOUSE

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 MOORHOUSE 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 MOORHOUSE 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 MOORHOUSE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 34 2.28
Mixed Race 23 1.54
Black/African American 7 0.47
Native American/Alaskan 7 0.47
Asian/Pacific 5 0.34
White (Caucasian) 1,413 94.9

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

Meaning of MOORHOUSE in historical publications

MOORHOUSE. Places in Cuniberland, Durham, Sussex, &c.

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 MOORHOUSE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MOORHOUSE.

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 MOORHOUSE

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