FOLK

American Surname Summary Data for FOLK

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,605 5679 0.002 21
United States (1880 census) 1,722 3406 0.003 34
Change since 1880 +3883 -2273 -0.001 -13
Other Countries
Australia 34 34803 0.000 2
United Kingdom
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N/A N/A
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Top States for FOLK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 947 1609 0.008 77
South Carolina 491 1402 0.012 122
Ohio 472 3079 0.004 42
California 304 9023 0.001 9
Florida 241 8195 0.002 15
Top States for FOLK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 491 1402 0.012 122
South Dakota 83 1214 0.011 110
Pennsylvania 947 1609 0.008 77
North Dakota 30 3857 0.005 47
Kansas 115 2981 0.004 43

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called FOLK live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called FOLK represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called FOLK in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a FOLK by picking someone at random in South Carolina than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FOLK.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

FOLKES
FLACK
FALLOWS
FAULKES
FOLK
FLUCK
FOLLIS
FAULKS
FLOOK
FOULKES
FYLES
FOWLES
FAULK
FELLS
FLICK
FOWLKES
FELLOWS
FILES
FULKS
VOLK
FOLKS
FOLSE
FOLZ
POLK
FULK
FALCO
FLOCCO
FLAGGE
FALGE
FALK
FALKE
FOK
FOULK
FEWLESS
FIALKOWSKI
FIALLOS
FALCHI
FELSKE
FILAK
FILAS
FALACCO
FALCE
FALLS
WOLK
FAULS
FAVOLISE
FAULISI
FALIS
FALICK
FALSO

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of FOLK that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

FLOK FOKL OFLK FOL FOLA FOLKA FOLKE FOLKI FOLKO