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.

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