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The BISHOP surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 114,034 238 0.042 423
United States (1880 census) 28,037 181 0.056 561
Change since 1880 +85997 -57 -0.014 -138
Other Countries
Australia 5,997 224 0.037 367
United Kingdom 26,067 201 0.057 568
Top States for BISHOP by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 7,777 312 0.037 373
California 7,681 415 0.023 227
Florida 6,806 258 0.043 426
Ohio 5,735 185 0.051 505
New York 4,760 317 0.025 251
Top States for BISHOP by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Carolina 3,878 130 0.097 967
Alabama 4,102 142 0.092 922
Mississippi 2,398 157 0.084 843
Maine 1,054 185 0.083 827
Tennessee 4,585 158 0.081 806


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

Classification and Origin of BISHOP

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BISHOP 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 BISHOP 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 BISHOP in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 582 0.51
Asian/Pacific 525 0.46
White (Caucasian) 98,503 86.38
Black/African American 11,073 9.71
Mixed Race 1,608 1.41
White (Hispanic) 1,745 1.53

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

Meaning of BISHOP in historical publications

BISHOP. See Ecclesiastical Surnames.

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 BISHOP

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BISHOP.

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 BISHOP

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