Surname statistics for Ashford

There are approximately 6,897 people named Ashford in the UK. That makes it the 1,546th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 109 are named Ashford.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)68971546N/A109
United Kingdom (1881 census)296215130.01099
Change since 1881+3935-33+0.001+10
Other Countries
United States88013702N/A33

Top male forenames

David Ashford
John Ashford
Richard Ashford
Mark Ashford
Peter Ashford
Robert Ashford
Paul Ashford
Stephen Ashford
Michael Ashford
Nicholas Ashford
James Ashford
Ian Ashford
Colin Ashford
Jonathan Ashford
Christopher Ashford
Neil Ashford
Anthony Ashford
Roger Ashford
Andrew Ashford
Martin Ashford

Top female forenames

Sarah Ashford
Susan Ashford
Alison Ashford
Elizabeth Ashford
Helen Ashford
Valerie Ashford
Barbara Ashford
Pauline Ashford
Annette Ashford
Caroline Ashford
Stephanie Ashford
Kathleen Ashford
Patricia Ashford
Diane Ashford
Fiona Ashford
Anne Ashford
Tracey Ashford
Jacqueline Ashford
Hayley Ashford
Carolyn Ashford


  • 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.