Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 3,586 people named Balfour in the UK. That makes it the 2,810th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 57 are named Balfour.
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Related and similar surnamesBalford
The Balfour surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.