Surname statistics for Bassett

There are approximately 9,355 people named Bassett in the UK. That makes it the 1,131th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 148 are named Bassett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93551131N/A148
United Kingdom (1881 census)46739560.016156
Change since 1881+4682-175-0.001-8
Other Countries
United States200321636N/A74


People with the surname Bassett are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Bassett
Paul Bassett
David Bassett
Peter Bassett
Richard Bassett
Andrew Bassett
Michael Bassett
Alan Bassett
Stephen Bassett
Mark Bassett
Simon Bassett
Robert Bassett
Graham Bassett
Anthony Bassett
Philip Bassett
Nicholas Bassett
Steven Bassett
Christopher Bassett
Jonathan Bassett
Jason Bassett

Top female forenames

Susan Bassett
Linda Bassett
Sarah Bassett
Sally Bassett
Karen Bassett
Julia Bassett
Lisa Bassett
Christine Bassett
Gillian Bassett
Denise Bassett
Elizabeth Bassett
Michelle Bassett
Lesley Bassett
Julie Bassett
Sian Bassett
Catherine Bassett
Victoria Bassett
Jane Bassett
Helen Bassett
Margaret Bassett


  • 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.

All of these are approximate figures, and the current figures especially so. The 1881 census figures are correct for what was recorded on the census, but we don't really know how accurate it was. At least, though the 1881 figures won't change, as it's a snapshot of a point in time. The current figures, by contrast, are variable according to births, deaths, migration and marriages, so the values shown here are only a best approximation to whatever was the case when the underlying data was collated and will not be the same as whatever the values are right now.

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

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 UK as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.