Surname statistics for Battersby

There are approximately 3,197 people named Battersby in the UK. That makes it the 3,119th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 51 are named Battersby.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31973119N/A51
United Kingdom (1881 census)211520930.00771
Change since 1881+1082-1026-0.002-20
Other Countries
United States84127085less than 0.0013

Top male forenames

John Battersby
David Battersby
Richard Battersby
James Battersby
Michael Battersby
Ian Battersby
Paul Battersby
Stephen Battersby
Louis Battersby
Andrew Battersby
Nicholas Battersby
Thomas Battersby
Martin Battersby
Geoffrey Battersby
Jonathan Battersby
Christopher Battersby
Neil Battersby
Patrick Battersby
Simon Battersby
Douglas Battersby

Top female forenames

Susan Battersby
Janet Battersby
Helen Battersby
Louise Battersby
Julia Battersby
Anne Battersby
Christine Battersby
Clare Battersby
Karen Battersby
Tracey Battersby
Caroline Battersby
Margaret Battersby
Wendy Battersby
Patricia Battersby
Janette Battersby
Tracy Battersby
Paula Battersby
Amanda Battersby
Rita Battersby
Jane Battersby


  • 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.