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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Fawkes

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  1. English conspirator who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament (1570-1606)

Notable Persons Named Fawkes

Fawkes was born on July 31st, 1944.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Fawkes

Isaac was born in 1675. He died in 1732.


Wally Fawkes is an artist in the fields of drawing and editorial cartoon. Wally was given the name Walter Ernest Fawkes on June 21st, 1924 in Vancouver, Canada.


Walter was born on March 2nd, 1769. He breathed his last breath on October 24th, 1825.


Randol was born on March 20th, 1924. He breathed his last breath in 2000.


Fawkes was born on July 31st, 1944.


His military service ended in 1911. Wilmot was born on December 22nd, 1846 in Hertfordshire. He breathed his last breath on May 29th, 1926.


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Popularity of Fawkes as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Fawkes U.S.
  White 82.61% 64.26%
  African American 7.34% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Fawkes

People with the last name Fawkes are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Fawkes

  • How Popular is the name Fawkes? Fawkes is the 57,676th most popular name of all time. As a last name Fawkes was the 55,741st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Fawkes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 26 babies born with the first name Fawkes in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Fawkes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Fawkes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Fawkes was in 2016 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Fawkes: Your name in reverse order is Sekwaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekfaws. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Fawkes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 368 people with the last name Fawkes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Fawkes? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Fawkes as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.