Surname statistics for Alford

There are approximately 5,087 people named Alford in the UK. That makes it the 2,066th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 81 are named Alford.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50872066N/A81
United Kingdom (1881 census)255017620.00985
Change since 1881+2537-304-0.001-4
Other Countries
United States300501064N/A111


People with the surname Alford are slightly more 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.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Alford are:

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Alford
Paul Alford
John Alford
Michael Alford
Mark Alford
Andrew Alford
Robert Alford
James Alford
Richard Alford
Stephen Alford
Brian Alford
Nicholas Alford
Anthony Alford
Roger Alford
Philip Alford
Simon Alford
Barry Alford
Peter Alford
Christopher Alford
Alan Alford

Top female forenames

Karen Alford
Jane Alford
Margaret Alford
Lisa Alford
Sally Alford
Mary Alford
Gillian Alford
Susan Alford
Samantha Alford
Clare Alford
Josephine Alford
Linda Alford
Alison Alford
Louise Alford
Carol Alford
Nicola Alford
Julie Alford
Emma Alford
Sandra Alford
Amanda Alford


  • 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.