Surname statistics for Ashton

There are approximately 26,223 people named Ashton in the UK. That makes it the 374th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 415 are named Ashton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26223374N/A415
United Kingdom (1881 census)146722730.049490
Change since 1881+11551-101-0.007-75
Other Countries
United States116192830N/A43


People with the surname Ashton 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 Ashton are:

  1. Conservative (7)
  2. Liberal Democrat (2)
  3. Labour (1)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. Labour and Co-operative (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Ashton
Paul Ashton
John Ashton
Michael Ashton
Mark Ashton
Robert Ashton
Peter Ashton
Philip Ashton
Andrew Ashton
Stephen Ashton
Richard Ashton
Christopher Ashton
James Ashton
Steven Ashton
Simon Ashton
Anthony Ashton
Matthew Ashton
Neil Ashton
Ian Ashton
Brian Ashton

Top female forenames

Susan Ashton
Helen Ashton
Christine Ashton
Margaret Ashton
Nicola Ashton
Julie Ashton
Elizabeth Ashton
Jane Ashton
Joanne Ashton
Janet Ashton
Claire Ashton
Barbara Ashton
Anne Ashton
Alison Ashton
Angela Ashton
Sarah Ashton
Karen Ashton
Pamela Ashton
Linda Ashton
Maureen Ashton


  • 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.