Surname statistics for Blackwood

There are approximately 4,357 people named Blackwood in the UK. That makes it the 2,398th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 69 are named Blackwood.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)43572398N/A69
United Kingdom (1881 census)174624820.00658
Change since 1881+2611+84+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States78374195N/A29


People with the surname Blackwood 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Blackwood
James Blackwood
Ian Blackwood
David Blackwood
Andrew Blackwood
Mark Blackwood
Michael Blackwood
William Blackwood
Clive Blackwood
Neil Blackwood
Alexander Blackwood
Simon Blackwood
Steven Blackwood
Kenneth Blackwood
Robert Blackwood
Darren Blackwood
Anthony Blackwood
Richard Blackwood
Stephen Blackwood
Jamie Blackwood

Top female forenames

Karen Blackwood
Nicola Blackwood
Joy Blackwood
Claire Blackwood
Jane Blackwood
Jacqueline Blackwood
Jayne Blackwood
Rachel Blackwood
Rebecca Blackwood
Louise Blackwood
Lorna Blackwood
Kareen Blackwood
Julie Blackwood
Brenda Blackwood
Debra Blackwood
Marcia Blackwood
Chyan Blackwood
Amanda Blackwood
Yvonne Blackwood
Sharon Blackwood


  • 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.