Meaning Local: Possibly 'of Hoyland,' a parish in West Riding Yorks.
Origin English, Irish

Rank 3,760 (2000 US census) 2,710 (1990 US census)
Count 8,661 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 93.52%, or 8100 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 2.51%, or 217 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.3%, or 26 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.62%, or 54 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.18%, or 102 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.87%, or 162 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...

Most popular Danish first names

What are the most popular Danish first names for women?
Here is the list of 20 most popular Danish names for women as of January 2014.


Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

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