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The BLISH surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 555 37688 0.000 2
United States (1880 census) 309 13970 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +246 -23718 -0.001 -4
Other Countries
Australia 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BLISH by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 51 33133 0.000 3
Wisconsin 48 17548 0.001 9
New Hampshire 48 3503 0.004 39
Oklahoma 41 8829 0.001 12
California 40 49639 0.000 1
Top States for BLISH by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New Hampshire 48 3503 0.004 39
Idaho 17 9756 0.001 13
Oklahoma 41 8829 0.001 12
Connecticut 38 11636 0.001 11
Maine 13 9623 0.001 10


'A figure of zero 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 BLISH live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BLISH represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BLISH in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BLISH by picking someone at random in New Hampshire than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BLISH

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BLISH surname.

Ethnic distribution of BLISH in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 527 94.95
Black/African American 11 1.98
White (Hispanic) 10 1.8
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 0
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BLISH surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

BLISH is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BLISH in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BLISH.

Similar names to BLISH

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLISH.

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.

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

Potential typos for BLISH

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