The history of your name

The BALE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,693 10863 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 680 7552 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +2013 -3311 0 -4
Other Countries
Australia 678 2383 0.004 41
United Kingdom 2,479 2469 0.005 54
Top States for BALE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 228 5537 0.002 23
California 222 11895 0.001 7
Washington 189 4107 0.003 32
Florida 163 11532 0.001 10
Illinois 158 8622 0.001 13
Top States for BALE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 77 2441 0.006 60
Alaska 24 3901 0.004 38
Kentucky 147 3412 0.004 36
Washington 189 4107 0.003 32
North Dakota 18 6386 0.003 28


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

Classification and Origin of BALE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BALE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BALE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BALE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 91 3.38
White (Hispanic) 62 2.3
Asian/Pacific 61 2.27
Mixed Race 42 1.56
Native American/Alaskan 26 0.97
White (Caucasian) 2,411 89.53

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

Meaning of BALE in historical publications

BALE. A parish in co. Norfolk.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BALE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BALE.

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 BALE

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