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The REAVES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 14,465 2299 0.005 54
United States (1880 census) 3,161 1932 0.006 63
Change since 1880 +11304 -367 -0.001 -9
Other Countries
Australia 21 50214 0.000 1
United Kingdom 55 25848 0.000 1
Top States for REAVES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 1,575 463 0.035 354
North Carolina 1,493 803 0.019 185
Texas 1,158 2134 0.006 56
Florida 1,116 1901 0.007 70
Georgia 932 1179 0.011 114
Top States for REAVES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 1,575 463 0.035 354
North Carolina 1,493 803 0.019 185
South Carolina 686 980 0.017 171
Arkansas 391 933 0.015 146
Tennessee 824 1111 0.014 145

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of REAVES

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 REAVES 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 REAVES 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 REAVES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 250 1.73
White (Hispanic) 166 1.15
Native American/Alaskan 51 0.35
Asian/Pacific 41 0.28
White (Caucasian) 8,422 58.22
Black/African American 5,537 38.28

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

Meaning of REAVES in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of REAVES.

Similar names to REAVES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as REAVES.

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 REAVES

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