Last Name HOOVER


Meaning From Middle Dutch 'huve,' a measure of land area and from '-er,' suffix of agent nouns. Also an English form of German 'Huber.' Both mean a man owing a significan piece of land.
Origin English, Dutch, Austrian

Rank 532 (2000 US census) 571 (1990 US census)
Count 56,068 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.27%, or 52295 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 3.25%, or 1822 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.4%, or 224 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.63%, or 353 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.22%, or 684 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.24%, or 695 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

English surnames

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