Last Name HUDSON


Meaning The son of Richard, a strange North-English nickname of Richard, taken from the second syllable.
The son of Hod or Roger.
Origin English, Scottish, Native American, Chilean, Irish, Belgian, South african, Guam

Rank 202 (2000 US census) 162 (1990 US census)
Count 130,793 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 69.35%, or 90705 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 26.22%, or 34294 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.39%, or 510 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.9%, or 1177 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.66%, or 2171 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.49%, or 1949 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Shortest baby names

We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880. There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.

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Shortest last names

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Surnames that make great first names

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