Hague last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Hague is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Hague.

Meaning of Hague

From a place name, referring to a person who lived in or near a hedged enclosure or town.

Hague, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Hague surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Hague in America

Hague is the 4960th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Hague surname appeared 7,093 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 people would have the surname Hague.

We can also compare 2010 data for Hague to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 4960 5607 -12.25%
Count 7,093 5,676 22.19%
Proportion per 100k 2.40 2.10 13.33%

The history of the last name Hague

The surname HAGUE is of English origin and dates back to the 13th century. It is a locational name derived from the town of Hague in Norfolk, England. The name Hague is derived from the Old English word 'haga', meaning 'an enclosed area' or 'enclosure'.

The earliest recorded instance of the surname HAGUE can be found in the Hundred Rolls of Norfolk, England, from 1273, where it is recorded as 'de Haga'. This suggests that the name was originally a descriptive name for someone who lived near an enclosed area or enclosure.

In the 14th century, the surname HAGUE appeared in various records, including the Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire in 1327, where it was recorded as 'de la Hagh'. This spelling variation highlights the evolution of the name over time.

One notable historical figure with the surname HAGUE was Sir William Hague (1420-1495), who served as Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer during the reign of King Henry VII of England. He was a prominent judge and legal scholar in the late 15th century.

Another individual of note was John Hague (1564-1627), an English clergyman and theologian who was the Chaplain to King James I of England. He was also the author of several religious works and sermons.

In the 17th century, the surname HAGUE was also found in the New World. John Hague (1619-1691) was an early settler in Virginia, arriving in the colony in 1638. He became a prominent landowner and was involved in the local government.

William Hague (1735-1808) was a British naval officer who served in the Royal Navy during the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars. He rose to the rank of Admiral and was known for his bravery in combat.

Lastly, Charles Hague (1769-1821) was a British artist and engraver who was known for his landscape paintings and etchings of rural scenes in England. His works are held in various art collections around the world.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Hague

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Hague.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Hague was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 64.67% 4,587
Non-Hispanic Black Only 2.66% 189
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 27.29% 1,936
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.45% 32
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 2.23% 158
Hispanic Origin 2.69% 191

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Hague has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 64.67% 80.11% -21.33%
Black 2.66% 2.22% 18.03%
Asian and Pacific Islander 27.29% 12.28% 75.87%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.45% 0.42% 6.90%
Two or More Races 2.23% 2.82% -23.37%
Hispanic 2.69% 2.15% 22.31%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Hague was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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