Surname statistics for Burden

There are approximately 6,840 people named Burden in the UK. That makes it the 1,554th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 108 are named Burden.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)68401554N/A108
United Kingdom (1881 census)383311920.013128
Change since 1881+3007-362-0.002-20
Other Countries
United States122992694N/A46


People with the surname Burden 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 Burden are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Burden
Paul Burden
Michael Burden
David Burden
Andrew Burden
Richard Burden
Peter Burden
James Burden
Martin Burden
Anthony Burden
Robert Burden
Alan Burden
Matthew Burden
Jonathan Burden
Mark Burden
Colin Burden
Norman Burden
Jeremy Burden
Christopher Burden
Ian Burden

Top female forenames

Mary Burden
Claire Burden
Susan Burden
Tracy Burden
Rebecca Burden
Sarah Burden
Catherine Burden
Elizabeth Burden
Amanda Burden
Margaret Burden
Pauline Burden
Lesley Burden
Gillian Burden
Mavis Burden
Shirley Burden
Joanne Burden
Linda Burden
Julie Burden
Wendy Burden
Sally Burden


  • 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.