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Origins of the Blake surname

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About the Blakes

We have a total number of 186841 records for people with the last name Blake.

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Alternative variations of the name Blake

Blake, Blaik, Blaike, Blakes, Blayke

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Where do most Blakes live?

In 1921, most Blakes lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Blakes

How common is your surname?

248th most common surname in the UK

We have 149,000 records for the Blake surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Blakes most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Blake first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Blakes

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Blakes in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Blakes in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer




Farm Labourer




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