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The DAMES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,592 16596 0.001 6
United States (1880 census) 220 17974 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +1372 +1378 +0.001 +2
Other Countries
Australia 24 45578 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for DAMES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 259 9464 0.002 16
Missouri 197 4879 0.004 35
New York 148 16615 0.001 8
California 133 22766 0.000 4
Illinois 114 15177 0.001 9
Top States for DAMES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Missouri 197 4879 0.004 35
Florida 259 9464 0.002 16
Washington DC 9 7435 0.002 16
Oregon 53 10438 0.002 15
Nebraska 21 15309 0.001 12


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

Classification and Origin of DAMES

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

Ethnic distribution of DAMES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 959 60.24
Black/African American 498 31.28
Mixed Race 59 3.71
White (Hispanic) 54 3.39
Native American/Alaskan 12 0.75
Asian/Pacific 10 0.63

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

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

Meaning of DAMES in historical publications

DAMES. 1. Perhaps the same as Ames with the local prefix D'. 2. Perhaps an old personal name. Dame without prefix is found in H.R.

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 DAMES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as DAMES.

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 DAMES

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