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Last Name HOO

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Meaning Local: Of the hoo, said to mean a split of land. Possibly in some cases a form of the local How.
A high place, a hill; critically, a hill in a valley. 'De La Howe,' "from the hill," was originally the name of the family. They came to England with William the Conqueror. (See Athill.)
Origin English, Irish, Chinese

Rank 31,621 (2000 US census) 83,644 (1990 US census)
Count 691 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 9.41%, or 65 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 9.7%, or 67 total occurrences, as black,
  • 64.4%, or 445 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0%, or 0 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 12.88%, or 89 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 3.62%, or 25 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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