Surname statistics for Benson

There are approximately 23,602 people named Benson in the UK. That makes it the 426th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 374 are named Benson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23602426N/A374
United Kingdom (1881 census)81205150.027271
Change since 1881+15482+89+0.01+103
Other Countries
United States84233332N/A312


People with the surname Benson 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Benson
John Benson
Paul Benson
Michael Benson
Robert Benson
Peter Benson
Richard Benson
Mark Benson
Andrew Benson
Stephen Benson
Anthony Benson
James Benson
William Benson
Christopher Benson
Neil Benson
Alan Benson
Ian Benson
Jonathan Benson
Simon Benson
Martin Benson

Top female forenames

Susan Benson
Margaret Benson
Elizabeth Benson
Jacqueline Benson
Anne Benson
Sarah Benson
Linda Benson
Carol Benson
Helen Benson
Julie Benson
Joanne Benson
Nicola Benson
Mary Benson
Christine Benson
Karen Benson
Sheila Benson
Maureen Benson
Caroline Benson
Janet Benson
Ann Benson


  • 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.