First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Blackwell

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Blackwell

M.D. Elizabeth Blackwell was a physician. M.D. was born on February 3rd, 1821 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. She died on May 31st, 1910.


Nick Blackwell is a famous person. Nick was born on October 27th, 1990 in England.


Chris Blackwell is a rock and reggae musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1959 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell on June 22nd, 1937 in Westminster.


David Harold Blackwell was a scientist in the field of statistician. David was born on April 24th, 1919 in United States. He passed away on July 8th, 2010.


Ken Blackwell is an Ohio Secretary of State and Ohio State Treasurer. Ken was given the name John Kenneth Blackwell on February 28th, 1948 in Alliance, Ohio.


Otis Blackwell was an east coast blues, rock, roll, rhythm, and blues singing, pianist, and songwriter. He plays Piano. His most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2002. Otis was born on February 16th, 1931. Otis is also known as John Davenport and Jack Hammer. He died on May 6th, 2002.


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Popularity of Blackwell as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blackwell U.S.
  White 65.69% 64.26%
  African American 28.46% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.05% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blackwell

People with the last name Blackwell are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blackwell

  • How Popular is the name Blackwell? As a last name Blackwell was the 741st most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Blackwell first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Blackwell is Tuesday, December 24th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Blackwell? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Blackwell. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Blackwell: Your name in reverse order is Llewkcalb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lwabeclkl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blackwell? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 47,175 people with the last name Blackwell.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blackwell? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Blackwell as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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