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Origin and Meaning of Blackwater

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun black"wa*ter
any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells; -- used especially of blackwater fever , a severe form of malaria caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
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  1. Any of several human or animal diseases characterized by dark urine resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells

From black +‎ water.

  1. Water containing loam, tannins, etc., giving it a very dark appearance. [from 15th c.]
  2. Blackwater fever; malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. [from 19th c.]
  3. Waste from domestic toilets; water containing fecal matter. [from 20th c.]

Notable Persons With the Last Name Blackwater

Judd Blackwater is a hockey player for the Alba Volán Székesfehérvár in the Austrian Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2008. Judd was born on June 22nd, 1987 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.


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Popularity of Blackwater as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blackwater U.S.
  White 4.11% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 89.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.83% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blackwater

People with the last name Blackwater are most frequently American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Blackwater

  • How Popular is the name Blackwater? As a last name Blackwater was the 48,256th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Blackwater first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Blackwater is Monday, September 15th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Blackwater? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Blackwater. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Blackwater: Your name in reverse order is Retawkcalb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cwbealtark. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blackwater? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 438 people with the last name Blackwater.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blackwater? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Blackwater as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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