Surname statistics for Beaton

There are approximately 5,655 people named Beaton in the UK. That makes it the 1,841th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 90 are named Beaton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)56551841N/A90
United Kingdom (1881 census)344313280.011115
Change since 1881+2212-513-0.002-25
Other Countries
United States42597222N/A16


People with the surname Beaton are less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Non Aligned.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Beaton
David Beaton
Richard Beaton
Alan Beaton
Neil Beaton
Peter Beaton
William Beaton
Robert Beaton
James Beaton
Stephen Beaton
Michael Beaton
Paul Beaton
Ian Beaton
Allan Beaton
Iain Beaton
Andrew Beaton
Malcolm Beaton
Alistair Beaton
Alexander Beaton
Brian Beaton

Top female forenames

Margaret Beaton
Sarah Beaton
Jane Beaton
Susan Beaton
Elizabeth Beaton
Barbara Beaton
Rebecca Beaton
Karen Beaton
Jacqueline Beaton
Caroline Beaton
Linda Beaton
Patricia Beaton
Mary Beaton
Valerie Beaton
Lorna Beaton
Jennifer Beaton
Sylvia Beaton
Cynthia Beaton
Laura Beaton
Norma Beaton


  • 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.