Surname statistics for Anson

There are approximately 2,345 people named Anson in the UK. That makes it the 3,975th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 37 are named Anson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23453975N/A37
United Kingdom (1881 census)111036100.00437
Change since 1881+1235-36500
Other Countries
United States37318176N/A14


People with the surname Anson are 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 Anson are:

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

Top male forenames

John Anson
Peter Anson
Mark Anson
David Anson
Andrew Anson
Richard Anson
Michael Anson
Kevin Anson
James Anson
Simon Anson
Paul Anson
Steven Anson
Neil Anson
Owen Anson
Stephen Anson
Anthony Anson
Malcolm Anson
Bernard Anson

Top female forenames

Susan Anson
Elizabeth Anson
Nicola Anson
Anne Anson
Sandra Anson
Samantha Anson
Deborah Anson
Sally Anson
Janet Anson
Pamela Anson
Michelle Anson
Jenna Anson
Jennifer Anson
Angela Anson
Barbara Anson
Jane Anson
Heather Anson
Kathleen Anson


  • 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.