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The COKE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,513 11492 0.001 9
United States (1880 census) 492 9804 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +2021 -1688 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 13 70624 0.000 1
United Kingdom 437 9781 0.001 10
Top States for COKE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 287 7444 0.002 18
Texas 285 7337 0.001 14
New York 209 10151 0.001 11
California 195 14015 0.001 6
Kentucky 132 3912 0.003 33
Top States for COKE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Kentucky 132 3912 0.003 33
Arkansas 77 4360 0.003 29
Mississippi 76 4221 0.003 27
Missouri 128 6201 0.002 23
Oklahoma 78 5872 0.002 23


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

Classification and Origin of COKE

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 COKE 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 COKE 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 COKE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 620 24.67
Mixed Race 50 1.99
White (Hispanic) 40 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 16 0.64
Asian/Pacific 8 0.32
White (Caucasian) 1,779 70.79

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

Meaning of COKE in historical publications

COKE. Lat. coquus, cocus, a cook. In the rude old ages when family surnames began, the chief officers of the kitchens of kings and great men were persons of importance. For example, in Domesday we find several Coci, some of whom were tenants in capite, and one is expressly named " Coquus quidara Eegis." The orthography coh-c, for cook, is retained by Chaucer ; and in the family of the Earl of Leicester, illustrious for its great lawyer and its great agriculturist, it still exists. In most cases, however, it has taken the form of Cook.

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 COKE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COKE.

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 COKE

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