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The BEE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 4,586 6776 0.002 17
United States (1880 census) 1,138 4898 0.002 23
Change since 1880 +3448 -1878 0 -6
Other Countries
Australia 297 5262 0.002 18
United Kingdom 2,028 2926 0.004 44
Top States for BEE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Ohio 428 3929 0.004 38
California 399 8157 0.001 12
Texas 309 7360 0.001 15
Illinois 283 5567 0.002 23
Pennsylvania 257 7080 0.002 21
Top States for BEE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
West Virginia 185 1676 0.010 102
Alaska 34 3218 0.005 54
Utah 91 3583 0.004 41
Ohio 428 3929 0.004 38
Idaho 35 6221 0.003 27


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

Classification and Origin of BEE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BEE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BEE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BEE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 816 17.79
Asian/Pacific 298 6.5
Mixed Race 103 2.25
Native American/Alaskan 89 1.94
White (Hispanic) 62 1.35
White (Caucasian) 3,218 70.17

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BEE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BEE in historical publications

to BEE.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BEE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEE.

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.

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

Potential typos for BEE

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