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since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kess

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Kess
To kiss.
  1. till
  2. cash desk

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Popularity of Kess as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kess U.S.
  White 52.03% 64.26%
  African American 43.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.91% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kess

People with the last name Kess are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Kess

  • How Popular is the name Kess? Kess is the 43,580th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kess was the 49,999th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kess have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63 babies born with the first name Kess in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kess? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1995 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Kess first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kess is Thursday, August 17th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Kess born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kess was in 1997 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kess: Your name in reverse order is Ssek. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Essk. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kess? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 419 people with the last name Kess.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kess? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kess as their last name since less than 1 person in 714k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.