Surname statistics for Ashdown

There are approximately 4,276 people named Ashdown in the UK. That makes it the 2,443rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 68 are named Ashdown.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)42762443N/A68
United Kingdom (1881 census)169725490.00657
Change since 1881+2579+106+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States78028730less than 0.0013


People with the surname Ashdown 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Richard Ashdown
Stephen Ashdown
Simon Ashdown
Mark Ashdown
Michael Ashdown
John Ashdown
David Ashdown
Robert Ashdown
Martin Ashdown
James Ashdown
Andrew Ashdown
Peter Ashdown
Christopher Ashdown
Philip Ashdown
Nicholas Ashdown
Nigel Ashdown
Paul Ashdown
Graham Ashdown
Ian Ashdown
Neil Ashdown

Top female forenames

Susan Ashdown
Sarah Ashdown
Janet Ashdown
Jane Ashdown
Elizabeth Ashdown
Louise Ashdown
Linda Ashdown
Hannah Ashdown
Marilyn Ashdown
Zena Ashdown
Katherine Ashdown
Anne Ashdown
Karen Ashdown
Emma Ashdown
Christine Ashdown
Catherine Ashdown
Kerry Ashdown
Joan Ashdown
Madeleine Ashdown
Tracy Ashdown


  • 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.