Hinojos last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Hinojos

A Spanish toponymic surname referring to someone who lived near a place abundant with fennel plants.

Hinojos, 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 Hinojos surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Hinojos in America

Hinojos is the 8274th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Hinojos surname appeared 4,006 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 people would have the surname Hinojos.

We can also compare 2010 data for Hinojos 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 8274 9187 -10.46%
Count 4,006 3,265 20.38%
Proportion per 100k 1.36 1.21 11.67%

The history of the last name Hinojos

The surname Hinojos originated in Spain, specifically in the region of Andalusia. It is derived from the Spanish word "hinojo," which means "fennel." This suggests that the name may have been initially given to someone who cultivated or traded in fennel, or perhaps lived near a place where fennel grew abundantly.

The earliest known record of the Hinojos surname dates back to the 13th century in the area of Seville, Andalusia. It is believed that the name was first used as a descriptive identifier for individuals associated with the fennel plant, before becoming a hereditary surname.

One of the earliest recorded individuals with the Hinojos surname was Alonso Hinojos, a nobleman who lived in Seville in the late 14th century. He was a prominent figure in the local community and owned several properties in the region.

In the 16th century, the Hinojos surname appeared in various historical documents, including records of land ownership and tax rolls. During this time, the name was also found in the region of Extremadura, where many families with the surname had settled.

As the Spanish Empire expanded, the Hinojos surname spread to other parts of the world, including the Americas. One notable individual was Juan Hinojos, a Spanish conquistador who participated in the conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century. He was born in Seville in 1492 and died in Mexico City in 1556.

Another famous bearer of the Hinojos surname was Miguel Hinojos y Gastelú, a Spanish military officer and explorer who lived in the late 17th century. He was born in Seville in 1650 and served in the Spanish army, participating in various expeditions and campaigns in the Americas.

In the 18th century, the Hinojos surname was found in various parts of Spain, as well as in the Spanish colonies of the Americas. One notable individual was José Hinojos, a Spanish painter and engraver who was active in Madrid in the mid-18th century. He was born in Seville in 1704 and died in Madrid in 1765.

The surname Hinojos has also been associated with several place names in Spain, such as Hinojos (a municipality in the province of Huelva, Andalusia), and Los Hinojos (a locality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia). These place names likely derived from the abundance of fennel plants in those areas.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Hinojos

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

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 Hinojos was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 5.14% 206
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.17% 7
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.40% 16
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races (S)% (S)
Hispanic Origin 94.11% 3,770

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 Hinojos has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 5.14% 6.16% -18.05%
Black 0.17% (S)% (S)%
Asian and Pacific Islander (S)% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.40% 0.55% -31.58%
Two or More Races (S)% 0.40% (S)%
Hispanic 94.11% 92.68% 1.53%

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 Hinojos was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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