Surname statistics for Bancroft

There are approximately 4,933 people named Bancroft in the UK. That makes it the 2,126th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 78 are named Bancroft.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)49332126N/A78
United Kingdom (1881 census)290215460.01097
Change since 1881+2031-580-0.002-19
Other Countries
United States53355939N/A20


People with the surname Bancroft 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Bancroft are:

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bancroft
Paul Bancroft
John Bancroft
James Bancroft
Michael Bancroft
Stephen Bancroft
Richard Bancroft
Ian Bancroft
Robert Bancroft
Lee Bancroft
Andrew Bancroft
Martin Bancroft
Peter Bancroft
Steven Bancroft
Graham Bancroft
Mark Bancroft
George Bancroft
Matthew Bancroft
Darren Bancroft
Jeremy Bancroft

Top female forenames

Susan Bancroft
Jane Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
Linda Bancroft
Margaret Bancroft
Helen Bancroft
Ann Bancroft
Carol Bancroft
Sandra Bancroft
Amanda Bancroft
Alison Bancroft
Karen Bancroft
Tracy Bancroft
Julie Bancroft
Deborah Bancroft
Lesley Bancroft
Esther Bancroft
Christine Bancroft
Barbara Bancroft
Hester Bancroft


  • 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.