Surname statistics for Borthwick

There are approximately 3,984 people named Borthwick in the UK. That makes it the 2,596th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 63 are named Borthwick.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39842596N/A63
United Kingdom (1881 census)168125700.00656
Change since 1881+2303-260+7
Other Countries
United States79828226less than 0.0013


People with the surname Borthwick 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 Borthwick are:

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

Top male forenames

John Borthwick
Andrew Borthwick
David Borthwick
Richard Borthwick
Mark Borthwick
William Borthwick
James Borthwick
Alistair Borthwick
Alan Borthwick
Robert Borthwick
Alexander Borthwick
Scott Borthwick
Stephen Borthwick
Alex Borthwick
Simon Borthwick
Ian Borthwick
Paul Borthwick
George Borthwick
Neil Borthwick
Charles Borthwick

Top female forenames

Ann Borthwick
Susan Borthwick
Hazel Borthwick
Lynn Borthwick
Maureen Borthwick
Carol Borthwick
Mary Borthwick
Tracey Borthwick
Anna Borthwick
Paula Borthwick
Janet Borthwick
Joanne Borthwick
Melissa Borthwick
Alison Borthwick
Johanna Borthwick
Karen Borthwick
Fiona Borthwick
Tracy Borthwick
Sheila Borthwick
Anne Borthwick


  • 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.