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The PIKE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 26,086 1235 0.010 97
United States (1880 census) 8,338 718 0.017 167
Change since 1880 +17748 -517 -0.007 -70
Other Countries
Australia 2,894 541 0.018 177
United Kingdom 10,786 549 0.023 235
Top States for PIKE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 1,781 1826 0.005 53
Florida 1,550 1344 0.010 97
Texas 1,500 1645 0.007 72
New York 1,317 1386 0.007 69
Massachusetts 1,219 690 0.019 192
Top States for PIKE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 657 327 0.052 515
New Hampshire 523 308 0.042 423
Vermont 231 366 0.038 379
Kentucky 1,101 551 0.027 272
Alabama 1,173 655 0.026 264


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

Classification and Origin of PIKE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

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

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 428 1.64
White (Hispanic) 389 1.49
Mixed Race 350 1.34
Native American/Alaskan 347 1.33
Asian/Pacific 115 0.44
White (Caucasian) 24,458 93.76

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

Meaning of PIKE in historical publications

PIKE. 1. Less likely from the fish than from the weapon, the bearer of which may have been so named. See Lance. 2. A 2Dointed hill, as Langdale Pike.

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 PIKE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PIKE.

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 PIKE

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