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The EAMES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,766 10629 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 1,259 4480 0.003 25
Change since 1880 +1507 -6149 -0.002 -15
Other Countries
Australia 753 2158 0.005 46
United Kingdom 2,724 2280 0.006 59
Top States for EAMES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 228 10943 0.001 7
New York 208 8959 0.001 11
Florida 178 10004 0.001 11
Massachusetts 166 4906 0.003 26
Utah 147 1953 0.007 66
Top States for EAMES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Idaho 118 1444 0.009 91
Maine 113 1955 0.009 89
Utah 147 1953 0.007 66
New Hampshire 66 2716 0.005 53
Vermont 22 4068 0.004 36


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

Classification and Origin of EAMES

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 EAMES 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 EAMES 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 EAMES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 209 7.56
White (Hispanic) 66 2.39
Mixed Race 35 1.27
Native American/Alaskan 14 0.51
Asian/Pacific 11 0.4
White (Caucasian) 2,431 87.89

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

Meaning of EAMES in historical publications

EAMES. Probably the same as Ames.

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 EAMES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EAMES.

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 EAMES

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