Surname statistics for Blackman

There are approximately 7,968 people named Blackman in the UK. That makes it the 1,360th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 126 are named Blackman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)79681360N/A126
United Kingdom (1881 census)364312440.012122
Change since 1881+4325-116+0.001+4
Other Countries
United States138972389N/A52


People with the surname Blackman are 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 Blackman are:

  1. Conservative (2)
  2. Independent (1)
  3. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Blackman
Peter Blackman
Richard Blackman
John Blackman
Andrew Blackman
Mark Blackman
Ian Blackman
Paul Blackman
Philip Blackman
Michael Blackman
James Blackman
Robert Blackman
Barry Blackman
Martin Blackman
Kevin Blackman
Steven Blackman
Raymond Blackman
Stephen Blackman
Nicholas Blackman
Christopher Blackman

Top female forenames

Susan Blackman
Jacqueline Blackman
Christine Blackman
Catherine Blackman
Angela Blackman
Barbara Blackman
Karen Blackman
Joyce Blackman
Joan Blackman
Deborah Blackman
Emma Blackman
Margaret Blackman
Gillian Blackman
Carol Blackman
Linda Blackman
Wendy Blackman
Victoria Blackman
Janet Blackman
Elizabeth Blackman
Suzanne Blackman


  • 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.