Surname statistics for Beresford

There are approximately 8,235 people named Beresford in the UK. That makes it the 1,303rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 130 are named Beresford.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)82351303N/A130
United Kingdom (1881 census)220620210.00774
Change since 1881+6029+718+0.006+56
Other Countries
United States137418526N/A5


People with the surname Beresford are slightly 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 Beresford are:

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

Top male forenames

David Beresford
Michael Beresford
Mark Beresford
Paul Beresford
John Beresford
Richard Beresford
Peter Beresford
Simon Beresford
Alan Beresford
Andrew Beresford
Lee Beresford
James Beresford
Philip Beresford
Neil Beresford
Robert Beresford
Anthony Beresford
Gary Beresford
Christopher Beresford
Stephen Beresford
Charles Beresford

Top female forenames

Sarah Beresford
Susan Beresford
Margaret Beresford
Jacqueline Beresford
Jennifer Beresford
Emma Beresford
Gillian Beresford
Linda Beresford
Eileen Beresford
Jane Beresford
Christine Beresford
Sharon Beresford
Joanne Beresford
Karen Beresford
Julie Beresford
Judith Beresford
Deborah Beresford
Ruth Beresford
Valerie Beresford
Angela Beresford


  • 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.