Surname distribution maps for Black

There are approximately 47,448 people named Black in the UK. That makes it the 169th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 751 are named Black.

Black in the 1881 Census

Black in the 21st Century

The maps, if available, show both where there are more people named Black and where they are most concentrated.

The distributions are shown by means of coloured dots centred on the various British counties. The dots relate to the county as a whole, not to any specific location within the county.

For the 1881 census, the counties used are those which existed at the time and were recorded on the census data. For the 21st century stats, the traditional or ceremonial counties are used in order to avoid distortions caused by unitary authority cities.

The darker the colour, the more people in that county are named Black.

The larger the dot, the greater the proportion of people in that county are named Black.

Hovering over the dots will give you the individual statistics for that county.