Surname statistics for Ashcroft

There are approximately 9,420 people named Ashcroft in the UK. That makes it the 1,120th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 149 are named Ashcroft.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94201120N/A149
United Kingdom (1881 census)400711370.013134
Change since 1881+5413+17+0.002+15
Other Countries
United States172215583N/A6


People with the surname Ashcroft 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 Ashcroft are:

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

Top male forenames

David Ashcroft
John Ashcroft
Peter Ashcroft
Paul Ashcroft
Michael Ashcroft
Stephen Ashcroft
Richard Ashcroft
Mark Ashcroft
Simon Ashcroft
Andrew Ashcroft
Martin Ashcroft
William Ashcroft
James Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft
Keith Ashcroft
Christopher Ashcroft
Alan Ashcroft
Brian Ashcroft
Kevin Ashcroft
Philip Ashcroft

Top female forenames

Susan Ashcroft
Christine Ashcroft
Joanne Ashcroft
Gillian Ashcroft
Sharon Ashcroft
Jane Ashcroft
Julie Ashcroft
Margaret Ashcroft
Janet Ashcroft
Karen Ashcroft
Caroline Ashcroft
Sandra Ashcroft
Sarah Ashcroft
Kathleen Ashcroft
Lorraine Ashcroft
Helen Ashcroft
Brenda Ashcroft
Joan Ashcroft
Angela Ashcroft
Patricia Ashcroft


  • 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.