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Meaning and Origin

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Notable Persons Named Besse

Besse Cooper was a teacher. Besse was given the name Besse Berry Brown on August 26th, 1896 in , U.S. She left this life on December 4th, 2012.

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Besse was born on March 10th, 1968.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Besse

Georges Besse was a businessman. Georges was born on December 25th, 1927 in Clermont-Ferrand. He breathed his last breath on November 17th, 1986.

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Antonin was born in 1877. He breathed his last breath in 1951.

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Grant Besse is a hockey player for the Wisconsin Badgers men's ice hockey in the Big Ten Conference. He was most active from 2013 to present. Grant was born on July 14th, 1994 in Plymouth, Minnesota.

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Dan Besse is a Candidate for North Carolina and Lieutenant Governor in 2008. Dan was born on December 28th, 1954 in Hickory, North Carolina.

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Veronique was born on August 11th, 1963.

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Raymond Besse was a in the field of painting. Raymond was born in 1899 in Niort, France. He died in 1969.

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How popular is the baby name Besse in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 12 12 0
1883 16 16 0
1884 26 26 0
1885 23 23 0
1886 20 20 0
1887 25 25 0
1888 35 35 0
1889 39 39 0
1890 37 37 0
1891 24 24 0
1892 22 22 0
1893 24 24 0
1894 15 15 0
1895 31 31 0
1896 12 12 0
1897 19 19 0
1898 13 13 0
1899 14 14 0
1900 20 20 0
1901 7 7 0
1902 19 19 0
1903 13 13 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 12 12 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 11 11 0
1913 16 16 0
1914 6 6 0
1915 9 9 0
1916 13 13 0
1917 15 15 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 5 5 0
1920 7 7 0
1921 14 14 0
1922 14 14 0
1923 11 11 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 5 5 0
1926 8 8 0

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Popularity of Besse as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Besse U.S.
  White 89.58% 64.26%
  African American 1.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.80% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.07% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Besse

People with the last name Besse are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Besse

  • How Popular is the name Besse? Besse is the 13,569th most popular name of all time. As a last name Besse was the 18,474th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Besse have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 671 babies born with the first name Besse in the United States. That's more than enough people named Besse to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Besse? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Besse first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Besse is Monday, April 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Besse born? The highest recorded use of the first name Besse was in 1889 with a total of 39 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Besse: Your name in reverse order is Esseb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sebse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Besse? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,497 people with the last name Besse.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Besse? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Besse as their last name since less than 1 person in 196k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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