Surname statistics for Armitage

There are approximately 13,801 people named Armitage in the UK. That makes it the 736th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 218 are named Armitage.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13801736N/A218
United Kingdom (1881 census)76385580.026255
Change since 1881+6163-178-0.004-37
Other Countries
United States39357790N/A15


People with the surname Armitage 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Armitage
David Armitage
Andrew Armitage
Michael Armitage
Paul Armitage
Richard Armitage
Christopher Armitage
Peter Armitage
Stephen Armitage
Mark Armitage
James Armitage
Ian Armitage
Robert Armitage
William Armitage
Alan Armitage
Philip Armitage
Jonathan Armitage
Neil Armitage
Simon Armitage
Edward Armitage

Top female forenames

Susan Armitage
Sarah Armitage
Helen Armitage
Julie Armitage
Elizabeth Armitage
Patricia Armitage
Katherine Armitage
Barbara Armitage
Alison Armitage
Anne Armitage
Linda Armitage
Janet Armitage
Mary Armitage
Jennifer Armitage
Rachel Armitage
Lesley Armitage
Emma Armitage
Jane Armitage
Catherine Armitage
Claire Armitage


  • 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.