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The BEADLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,752 8137 0.001 14
United States (1880 census) 1,237 4557 0.002 25
Change since 1880 +2515 -3580 -0.001 -11
Other Countries
Australia 295 5291 0.002 18
United Kingdom 3,030 2046 0.007 66
Top States for BEADLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 329 3544 0.003 33
California 295 8832 0.001 9
Texas 294 6452 0.001 14
New York 273 6954 0.001 14
Louisiana 231 2506 0.005 52
Top States for BEADLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 231 2506 0.005 52
Iowa 143 2759 0.005 49
Montana 34 3823 0.004 38
Michigan 329 3544 0.003 33
South Dakota 24 5447 0.003 32


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

Classification and Origin of BEADLE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BEADLE 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 BEADLE 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 BEADLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 212 5.65
White (Hispanic) 80 2.13
Mixed Race 51 1.36
Asian/Pacific 20 0.53
Native American/Alaskan 11 0.29
White (Caucasian) 3,378 90.03

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

Meaning of BEADLE in historical publications

A name of office; a messenger or crier of a court; an officer belonging to a university or parish.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

BEADLE. BEADELL. A well-known office. In Domesd, we have, among the greater tenants. Godwin Bedellus, and "Bedellus quidam Regis," a certain beadle, apparitor, or messenger of the King. Le Bedel is very common in H.R.

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 BEADLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEADLE.

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 BEADLE

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