Surname statistics for Bateson

There are approximately 3,854 people named Bateson in the UK. That makes it the 2,663rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 61 are named Bateson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)38542663N/A61
United Kingdom (1881 census)187423370.00663
Change since 1881+1980-3260-2
Other Countries
United States117220923less than 0.0014


People with the surname Bateson are 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 Bateson are:

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

Top male forenames

John Bateson
David Bateson
Michael Bateson
Christopher Bateson
James Bateson
Richard Bateson
Alan Bateson
Andrew Bateson
Mark Bateson
Peter Bateson
Simon Bateson
Kenneth Bateson
Nicholas Bateson
William Bateson
Ian Bateson
Paul Bateson
Colin Bateson
Stephen Bateson
Jeremy Bateson
Steven Bateson

Top female forenames

Anne Bateson
Judith Bateson
Karen Bateson
Kathryn Bateson
Jacqueline Bateson
Patricia Bateson
Christine Bateson
Sarah Bateson
Anna Bateson
Lynne Bateson
Julia Bateson
Alison Bateson
Susan Bateson
Rachel Bateson
Margaret Bateson
Elizabeth Bateson
Jennifer Bateson
Ruth Bateson
Janet Bateson
Pauline Bateson


  • 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.