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The BLAKER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,571 16745 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 448 10548 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +1123 -6197 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 97 14599 0.001 6
United Kingdom 365 11141 0.001 8
Top States for BLAKER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 213 7697 0.002 17
Michigan 135 10098 0.001 14
California 101 24461 0.000 3
Texas 93 17316 0.000 4
Florida 93 19408 0.001 6
Top States for BLAKER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 24 7988 0.002 19
Pennsylvania 213 7697 0.002 17
West Virginia 26 6180 0.001 14
Michigan 135 10098 0.001 14
Indiana 82 9457 0.001 13


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

Classification and Origin of BLAKER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 17 1.08
White (Hispanic) 17 1.08
Black/African American 16 1.02
White (Caucasian) 1,507 95.93
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 BLAKER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BLAKER in historical publications

BLAKER. BLACKER. Cotgrave defines a blaclur as noirehsseur. The hitter word he Englishes by " blacker, blackener, lleacke?;" &c., tlius confounding two opposite ideas, and literally "making white black." The truth is, that the A-Sax. hlao, iinaccented, means black, while Mac signifies pale or white, and the derivative verb, hh'ician, to bleach, or make pale. The Promptorium malies ' bleykester' and ' whytster' synonjanous, and explains them by cand'uJarius, a whitener or bleacher of linen, which is doubtless the meaning of this surname. Blncre, apparently used as a baptismal name, is found in Domesd. The 131ackers of co. Armagh, derive themselves traditionally from I'lacar, a Northman chief who settled at Dublin early in the X. cent. Burke's Commoners, ii. -18.

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 BLAKER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLAKER.

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 BLAKER

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