Surname statistics for Barter

There are approximately 3,473 people named Barter in the UK. That makes it the 2,900th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 55 are named Barter.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34732900N/A55
United Kingdom (1881 census)164226330.00555
Change since 1881+1831-26700
Other Countries
United States238712009N/A9

Top male forenames

David Barter
Stephen Barter
Paul Barter
Alan Barter
Mark Barter
John Barter
Nicholas Barter
Simon Barter
Kevin Barter
Charles Barter
Peter Barter
Ian Barter
James Barter
Richard Barter
Robert Barter
Daniel Barter
Dean Barter
Malcolm Barter
Michael Barter
Timothy Barter

Top female forenames

Jane Barter
Karen Barter
Patricia Barter
Anita Barter
Nicola Barter
Charlotte Barter
Rosemary Barter
Susan Barter
Sarah Barter
Joanna Barter
Lesley Barter
Pauline Barter
Hannah Barter
Philippa Barter
Rosemarie Barter
Jacqueline Barter
Petronella Barter
Amanda Barter
Mary Barter
Jain Barter


  • 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.