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Blake Name Meaning
English: variant of Black 1, meaning ‘swarthy’ or ‘dark-haired’, from a byform of the Old English adjective blæc, blac ‘black’, with change of vowel length.English: nickname from Old English blac ‘wan’, ‘pale’, ‘white’, ‘fair’. In Middle English the two words blac and blac, with opposite meanings, fell together as Middle English blake. In the absence of independent evidence as to whether the person referred to was dark or fair, it is now impossible to tell which sense was originally meant.Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bláthmhaic ‘descendant of Bláthmhac’, a personal name from bláth ‘flower’, ‘blossom’, ‘fame’, ‘prosperity’ + mac ‘son’. In some instances, however, the Irish name is derived from Old English blæc ‘dark’, ‘swarthy’, as in 1 above. Many bearers are descended from Richard Caddell, nicknamed le blac, sheriff of Connacht in the early 14th century. The English name has been Gaelicized de Bláca.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Blake Families

  • Number of Blake families
     513 - 1,024
     172 - 512
     1 - 171
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Blake families
     1,537 - 3,071
     513 - 1,536
     1 - 512
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Blake families
     75 - 148
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Blake Family Origin

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Blake Immigration Information

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Blake Family Occupations

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