Surname statistics for Brunton

There are approximately 4,341 people named Brunton in the UK. That makes it the 2,410th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 69 are named Brunton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)43412410N/A69
United Kingdom (1881 census)235318990.00879
Change since 1881+1988-511-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States202913707N/A8


People with the surname Brunton are 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Brunton
James Brunton
John Brunton
Peter Brunton
Paul Brunton
Richard Brunton
Michael Brunton
Daniel Brunton
George Brunton
Stephen Brunton
Mark Brunton
Andrew Brunton
Colin Brunton
Matthew Brunton
Robert Brunton
Alan Brunton
William Brunton
Ian Brunton
Martin Brunton
Philip Brunton

Top female forenames

Jane Brunton
Lesley Brunton
Mary Brunton
Helen Brunton
Elizabeth Brunton
Amanda Brunton
Ellen Brunton
Christine Brunton
Julie Brunton
Angela Brunton
Patricia Brunton
Alison Brunton
Jennifer Brunton
Carol Brunton
Rebecca Brunton
Maureen Brunton
June Brunton
Heather Brunton
Linda Brunton
Sheila Brunton


  • 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.