Surname statistics for Benton

There are approximately 7,529 people named Benton in the UK. That makes it the 1,433rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 119 are named Benton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)75291433N/A119
United Kingdom (1881 census)310114550.010104
Change since 1881+4428+22+0.002+15
Other Countries
United States37032851N/A137


People with the surname Benton are slightly 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 Benton are:

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

Top male forenames

David Benton
Stephen Benton
Michael Benton
Mark Benton
Paul Benton
Philip Benton
Peter Benton
Richard Benton
Alan Benton
Andrew Benton
Christopher Benton
John Benton
Robert Benton
Steven Benton
Carl Benton
Anthony Benton
Daniel Benton
James Benton
Ian Benton
Timothy Benton

Top female forenames

Janet Benton
Sharon Benton
Margaret Benton
Sarah Benton
Alida Benton
Deborah Benton
Karen Benton
Susan Benton
Sandra Benton
Barbara Benton
Helen Benton
Christine Benton
Lucy Benton
Morag Benton
Tracey Benton
Donna Benton
Haylee Benton
Louise Benton
Ann Benton
Nicola Benton


  • 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.