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The BLAND surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 25,219 1286 0.009 94
United States (1880 census) 6,022 1020 0.012 120
Change since 1880 +19197 -266 -0.003 -26
Other Countries
Australia 1,200 1378 0.007 73
United Kingdom 7,385 832 0.016 161
Top States for BLAND by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 2,114 1264 0.010 101
Virginia 1,667 547 0.024 236
North Carolina 1,564 788 0.019 194
Florida 1,407 1543 0.009 88
Illinois 1,385 940 0.011 112
Top States for BLAND by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Mississippi 915 506 0.032 322
West Virginia 504 568 0.028 279
Washington DC 151 406 0.026 264
Virginia 1,667 547 0.024 236
Arkansas 597 622 0.022 223


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

Classification and Origin of BLAND

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

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

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 431 1.71
White (Hispanic) 376 1.49
Native American/Alaskan 106 0.42
Asian/Pacific 83 0.33
White (Caucasian) 15,757 62.48
Black/African American 8,463 33.56

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

Meaning of BLAND in historical publications

BLAND. The adjective Hand, mild, gentle, is, I think, of insufficient antiquity to be the etymon. It is probably one of the many forms of Blundus, Blondus, Blond, &c., meaning fair or light-haired. TJie Blands of Kippax, at a very early period, resided at and gave name to Bland's Gill, CO. York.

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 BLAND

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLAND.

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 BLAND

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