Surname statistics for Bisset

There are approximately 2,921 people named Bisset in the UK. That makes it the 3,337th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 46 are named Bisset.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29213337N/A46
United Kingdom (1881 census)234719030.00878
Change since 1881+574-1434-0.003-32
Other Countries
United States65333054less than 0.0012

Top male forenames

James Bisset
David Bisset
Mark Bisset
John Bisset
Ian Bisset
Robert Bisset
Graham Bisset
Scott Bisset
Alan Bisset
Kenneth Bisset
Andrew Bisset
Michael Bisset
Matthew Bisset
Donald Bisset
Simon Bisset
Steven Bisset
Pietro Bisset
Peter Bisset
Ronald Bisset
Colin Bisset

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Bisset
Claire Bisset
Fiona Bisset
Nicola Bisset
Sharon Bisset
Amanda Bisset
Ann Bisset
Margaret Bisset
Linda Bisset
Alison Bisset
Sandra Bisset
Janice Bisset
Donna Bisset
Sarah Bisset
Karen Bisset
Johannah Bisset
Catherine Bisset
Susan Bisset
Kathryn Bisset
Julie Bisset


  • 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.