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The CAPE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,441 11758 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 511 9494 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1930 -2264 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 62 21456 0.000 4
United Kingdom 532 8460 0.001 12
Top States for CAPE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 388 2484 0.005 47
South Carolina 188 2984 0.005 47
North Carolina 139 5679 0.002 17
California 139 17206 0.000 4
Florida 129 13586 0.001 8
Top States for CAPE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Georgia 388 2484 0.005 47
South Carolina 188 2984 0.005 47
Montana 27 5212 0.003 30
South Dakota 22 6039 0.003 29
Kentucky 98 4495 0.002 24

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of CAPE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 72 2.95
Black/African American 41 1.68
Mixed Race 35 1.43
Asian/Pacific 30 1.23
Native American/Alaskan 13 0.53
White (Caucasian) 2,250 92.18

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

Meaning of CAPE in historical publications

CAPE. From residence near, or at, a promontory.

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 CAPE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CAPE.

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 CAPE

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