Surname statistics for Ash

There are approximately 10,604 people named Ash in the UK. That makes it the 1,001th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 168 are named Ash.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)106041001N/A168
United Kingdom (1881 census)49479010.017165
Change since 1881+5657-1000+3
Other Countries
United States205001609N/A76


People with the surname Ash are slightly 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Ash
Peter Ash
Richard Ash
Robert Ash
John Ash
Michael Ash
Christopher Ash
Simon Ash
James Ash
Stephen Ash
Martin Ash
Paul Ash
Nicholas Ash
Brian Ash
Andrew Ash
Anthony Ash
Philip Ash
Stuart Ash
Ian Ash
William Ash

Top female forenames

Susan Ash
Jacqueline Ash
Louise Ash
Caroline Ash
Jennifer Ash
Patricia Ash
Karen Ash
Deborah Ash
Sharon Ash
Elizabeth Ash
Ann Ash
Emily Ash
Helen Ash
Stephanie Ash
Gillian Ash
Anna Ash
Sandra Ash
Claire Ash
Victoria Ash
Ruth Ash


  • 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.