BESS

American Surname Summary Data for BESS

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 9,229 3532 0.003 34
United States (1880 census) 1,393 4087 0.003 28
Change since 1880 +7836 +555 0 +6
Other Countries
Australia 71 19019 0.000 4
United Kingdom 101 23818 0.000 2

Top States for BESS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 758 3006 0.005 47
Missouri 684 1140 0.012 122
North Carolina 665 1958 0.008 83
California 584 5386 0.002 17
Texas 568 4231 0.003 27
Top States for BESS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 296 1023 0.016 164
Missouri 684 1140 0.012 122
Utah 198 1685 0.009 89
Tennessee 492 1921 0.009 86
North Carolina 665 1958 0.008 83

Notes
  • Total is the total number of people with that surname.
  • Rank is the position in the list of names ordered by total (eg, a rank of 1 means that it's the most common name, and a rank of 10 means it's the tenth most common, etc).
  • Frequency is the percentage of people with that surname.
  • Per million people is the number of people with that surname per million of the population.

'N/A' indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BESS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BESS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BESS in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BESS by picking someone at random in West Virginia than anywhere else.

Similar Names

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BESS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

The most likely matches are shown first.

BASS
BISS
BASE
BEESE
BESSEY
BUSS
BOSS
BEES
BASEY
BACK
BEST
BOGGESS
BEWICK
BOCOCK
BESWICK
BAYES
BAGGE
BAGG
BIGGS
BIGG
BIBBS
BECKS
BECK
BEAVIS
BEX
BACKUS
BAYS
BESS
BISCOE
BAGGS
BEACH
BAUGH
BASH
BAKE
BISH
BABCOCK
BABBS
BEECH
BOAK
BOGGS
BAKES
BACHE
BACCHUS
BICE
BICK
BECKEY
BIAS
BAX
BEVIS
BAGSHAW

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Common Misspellings and Typos

The following words are slight variants of BESS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.

BSES EBSS BES BESA BESSA BESSE BESSI BESSO