Using census and other sources, we extract mostly current surname frequencies in different areas. See the sources for information down to county / municipality areas that is available in some locales.
Notes: '--' in UK had no data as was statistically too small to disclose. USA minimum cutoff was 100 people because they did not give a breakdown smaller than whole country level. UK site provides a breakdown at the county level for each surname. '**' some use seen in Wales and Exeter in 1895 census.
|Surname||USA #|| UK #||Australia #||Soundex|
|Hoare|| 611|| 6,981|| 2,183|| H600|
|Hore|| 159|| 659|| 893|| H600|
|Hoar||1,678|| 899|| 139|| H600|
|Horr|| 630|| --|| 6|| H600|
|Hoard||3,836|| --|| --|| H630|
|Harr||5,466|| --|| 6|| H600|
|Hord||3,490|| **|| 32|| H630|
|Hor|| 421|| --|| 114|| H600|
Sources:2000 USA Census Surnames1998 UK Voter Rolls1898 UK Census Surnames
also available at the same link above. 1990's AustraliaWorldNames
provides maps with rough data ranges displayed down to a county / district level across many locations in the world. Useful to see where you may likely find common surname descendants today. Data spotty and suspect though (see India for Hore surname).
Edited: To drop Ranks and include Australia. Thanks to Rob Hoare for pointing this out. We await his longer treatise.