Surname statistics for Bostock

There are approximately 5,379 people named Bostock in the UK. That makes it the 1,952nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 85 are named Bostock.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)53791952N/A85
United Kingdom (1881 census)281215880.00994
Change since 1881+2567-3640-9
Other Countries
United States70031301less than 0.0013

Top male forenames

John Bostock
David Bostock
Richard Bostock
Stephen Bostock
Ian Bostock
Michael Bostock
James Bostock
Andrew Bostock
Mark Bostock
Martin Bostock
Gary Bostock
Christopher Bostock
Peter Bostock
Neil Bostock
Steven Bostock
Anthony Bostock
Robert Bostock
Brian Bostock
Carl Bostock
Kevin Bostock

Top female forenames

Julie Bostock
Elizabeth Bostock
Susan Bostock
Christine Bostock
Barbara Bostock
Rosemary Bostock
Janet Bostock
Carolyn Bostock
Jennifer Bostock
Hannah Bostock
Joanna Bostock
Linda Bostock
Helen Bostock
Grazyna Bostock
Dawn Bostock
Ruth Bostock
Cheryl Bostock
Sandra Bostock
Jane Bostock
Jayne Bostock


  • 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.