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The BELLOWS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 3,610 8409 0.001 13
United States (1880 census) 1,448 3954 0.003 29
Change since 1880 +2162 -4455 -0.002 -16
Other Countries
Australia 4 183547 0.000 0
United Kingdom 149 19497 0.000 3
Top States for BELLOWS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 360 5517 0.002 17
California 328 8091 0.001 10
New York 289 6620 0.002 15
Florida 225 8300 0.001 14
Michigan 195 6190 0.002 20
Top States for BELLOWS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 70 2893 0.005 55
Vermont 29 3367 0.005 48
Rhode Island 41 3763 0.004 39
New Hampshire 42 3978 0.003 34
Utah 70 3769 0.003 31


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

Classification and Origin of BELLOWS

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 BELLOWS 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 BELLOWS 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 BELLOWS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 183 5.07
White (Hispanic) 61 1.69
Mixed Race 45 1.25
Asian/Pacific 11 0.3
Native American/Alaskan 10 0.28
White (Caucasian) 3,300 91.41

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

Meaning of BELLOWS in historical publications

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

Similar names to BELLOWS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BELLOWS.

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 BELLOWS

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