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The BLEW surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 707 31053 0 3
United States (1880 census) 467 10201 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +240 -20852 +N/A -6
Other Countries
Australia 29 38689 0 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BLEW by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 125 11519 0.001 10
Kansas 65 4939 0.002 24
New Jersey 56 16786 0.001 7
Illinois 55 22924 0.000 4
California 44 46243 0.000 1
Top States for BLEW by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kansas 65 4939 0.002 24
Iowa 35 12317 0.001 12
Pennsylvania 125 11519 0.001 10
Oregon 30 13188 0.001 9
Arkansas 19 10929 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 BLEW live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BLEW represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BLEW in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BLEW by picking someone at random in Kansas than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BLEW

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

Ethnic distribution of BLEW in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 681 96.32
Mixed Race 6 0.85
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.85
White (Hispanic) 6 0.85
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Black/African American Less than 100 Insignificant

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

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

Meaning of BLEW in historical publications

BLEW. Probably the same as Bellew.

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 BLEW

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLEW.

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 BLEW

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