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The BELK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 5,914 5421 0.002 22
United States (1880 census) 948 5707 0.002 19
Change since 1880 +4966 +286 0 +3
Other Countries
Australia 11 81006 0.000 1
United Kingdom 394 10556 0.001 9
Top States for BELK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Carolina 1,176 1091 0.015 146
South Carolina 692 1002 0.017 172
Texas 525 4341 0.003 25
Mississippi 424 1108 0.015 149
Tennessee 341 2534 0.006 60
Top States for BELK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 692 1002 0.017 172
Mississippi 424 1108 0.015 149
North Carolina 1,176 1091 0.015 146
Tennessee 341 2534 0.006 60
Arkansas 145 2539 0.005 54

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

Classification and Origin of BELK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 80 1.35
Mixed Race 70 1.18
Native American/Alaskan 20 0.34
Asian/Pacific 16 0.27
White (Caucasian) 4,516 76.36
Black/African American 1,212 20.49

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

Meaning of BELK in historical publications

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

Similar names to BELK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELK.

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 BELK

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