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The BLADE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,634 16249 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 367 12281 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +1267 -3968 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 68 19915 0 4
United Kingdom 175 17823 0 4
Top States for BLADE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 166 16080 0.000 5
Illinois 141 10237 0.001 11
Ohio 134 10770 0.001 12
Michigan 117 11767 0.001 12
Tennessee 113 5837 0.002 20
Top States for BLADE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 33 5126 0.003 31
Louisiana 94 5871 0.002 21
Minnesota 98 8519 0.002 20
Tennessee 113 5837 0.002 20
Montana 15 10136 0.002 17


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

Classification and Origin of BLADE

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 BLADE 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 BLADE 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 BLADE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 561 34.33
Mixed Race 31 1.9
White (Hispanic) 16 0.98
White (Caucasian) 1,012 61.93
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of BLADE in historical publications

BLADE. Ferguson thinks from O. Norse hlcydi, implying bash fulness.

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 BLADE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLADE.

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 BLADE

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