Surname statistics for Broughton

There are approximately 10,069 people named Broughton in the UK. That makes it the 1,049th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 159 are named Broughton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)100691049N/A159
United Kingdom (1881 census)55857980.019186
Change since 1881+4484-251-0.003-27
Other Countries
United States115742844N/A43


People with the surname Broughton are slightly less 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 Broughton are:

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

Top male forenames

David Broughton
John Broughton
Robert Broughton
Andrew Broughton
Paul Broughton
Michael Broughton
Mark Broughton
James Broughton
Peter Broughton
Alan Broughton
Richard Broughton
Nicholas Broughton
Stephen Broughton
Ian Broughton
Roger Broughton
Kevin Broughton
Keith Broughton
Darren Broughton
Anthony Broughton
Martin Broughton

Top female forenames

Susan Broughton
Karen Broughton
Sarah Broughton
Lisa Broughton
Elizabeth Broughton
Margaret Broughton
Helen Broughton
Christine Broughton
Carol Broughton
Joyce Broughton
Claire Broughton
Sally Broughton
Melanie Broughton
Linda Broughton
Paula Broughton
Julie Broughton
Judith Broughton
Pamela Broughton
Elaine Broughton
Deborah Broughton


  • 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.