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The BEAL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,922 1648 0.007 74
United States (1880 census) 6,358 955 0.013 127
Change since 1880 +13564 -693 -0.006 -53
Other Countries
Australia 484 3315 0.003 30
United Kingdom 3,084 2021 0.007 67
Top States for BEAL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 0 2099 0.000 0
Rhode Island 0 4069 0.000 0
New Hampshire 0 1291 0.000 0
New Jersey 0 3397 0.000 0
New Mexico 0 1785 0.000 0
Top States for BEAL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 0 2099 0.000 0
Rhode Island 0 4069 0.000 0
New Hampshire 0 1291 0.000 0
New Jersey 0 3397 0.000 0
New Mexico 0 1785 0.000 0

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of BEAL

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 BEAL 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 BEAL 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 BEAL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 373 1.87
Mixed Race 267 1.34
Native American/Alaskan 126 0.63
Asian/Pacific 76 0.38
White (Caucasian) 15,868 79.65
Black/African American 3,213 16.13

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

Meaning of BEAL in historical publications

(origin: Local) Biel, a town in Switzerland. The Gaelic word "Beul," signifies the mouth, and by metonymy, eloquent, musical.

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


BEALE. BEAL. 1. A hamlet in the detached portion of Durham. 2. An opening between hills ; a narrow pass. Jamieson. Ferguson thinks it an ancient per.soual name. Beli, the Scandinavian giant, was slain by Freyr. But Le Beale is found 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 BEAL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEAL.

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 BEAL

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