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The CRABBE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,563 16810 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 160 22699 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +1403 +5889 +0.001 +3
Other Countries
Australia 329 4794 0.002 20
United Kingdom 950 5482 0.002 21
Top States for CRABBE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 157 15872 0.000 5
Illinois 124 10952 0.001 10
Texas 113 14311 0.001 5
Ohio 86 15374 0.001 8
Virginia 82 8627 0.001 12
Top States for CRABBE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Hawaii 54 2036 0.004 45
North Dakota 10 10743 0.002 16
Maryland 75 7771 0.001 14
Virginia 82 8627 0.001 12
Washington DC 6 8930 0.001 10


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

Classification and Origin of CRABBE

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 CRABBE 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 CRABBE 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 CRABBE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 222 14.2
Asian/Pacific 73 4.67
Mixed Race 50 3.2
White (Hispanic) 50 3.2
Native American/Alaskan 5 0.32
White (Caucasian) 1,163 74.41

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

Meaning of CRABBE in historical publications

CRABBE. Probably a sobriquet allusive to the awkward gait of the bearer. It occurs in H.R. in the same orthography and without prefix.

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 CRABBE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CRABBE.

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 CRABBE

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