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The BLAKES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 950 24642 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 103 30893 0.000 2
Change since 1880 +847 +6251 0 +2
Other Countries
Australia 2 271230 0.000 0
United Kingdom 53 25939 0.000 1
Top States for BLAKES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 261 2532 0.006 58
Texas 147 12457 0.001 7
California 70 34549 0.000 2
Illinois 65 22484 0.001 5
New York 53 36914 0.000 3
Top States for BLAKES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 261 2532 0.006 58
Mississippi 30 7736 0.001 11
Oklahoma 31 12201 0.001 9
Alabama 39 9329 0.001 9
Texas 147 12457 0.001 7


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

Classification and Origin of BLAKES

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BLAKES surname.

Ethnic distribution of BLAKES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 875 92.11
White (Caucasian) 40 4.21
White (Hispanic) 18 1.89
Mixed Race 11 1.16
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 BLAKES surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

BLAKES is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BLAKES in historical publications

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

Similar names to BLAKES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLAKES.

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 BLAKES

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