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The BLOCK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 21,686 1518 0.008 80
United States (1880 census) 3,497 1748 0.007 70
Change since 1880 +18189 +230 +0.001 +10
Other Countries
Australia 378 4205 0.002 23
United Kingdom 942 5523 0.002 21
Top States for BLOCK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 2,048 1517 0.006 60
New York 1,636 1034 0.009 86
Florida 1,522 1286 0.010 95
Illinois 1,471 760 0.012 118
Wisconsin 1,454 295 0.027 271
Top States for BLOCK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 263 201 0.035 348
Wisconsin 1,454 295 0.027 271
Minnesota 1,168 339 0.024 237
North Dakota 124 558 0.019 193
Iowa 557 488 0.019 190


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

Classification and Origin of BLOCK

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 BLOCK 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 BLOCK 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 BLOCK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 898 4.14
White (Hispanic) 295 1.36
Mixed Race 273 1.26
Asian/Pacific 111 0.51
Native American/Alaskan 72 0.33
White (Caucasian) 20,040 92.41

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

Meaning of BLOCK in historical publications

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

Similar names to BLOCK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BLOCK.

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 BLOCK

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