Surname statistics for Carlton

There are approximately 4,097 people named Carlton in the UK. That makes it the 2,535th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 65 are named Carlton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)40972535N/A65
United Kingdom (1881 census)153727510.00551
Change since 1881+2560+216+0.001+14
Other Countries
United States207271587N/A77


People with the surname Carlton 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Carlton
James Carlton
Richard Carlton
Paul Carlton
Brian Carlton
John Carlton
Robert Carlton
Michael Carlton
Ian Carlton
Simon Carlton
Peter Carlton
Roger Carlton
Andrew Carlton
Stuart Carlton
Martin Carlton
Mark Carlton
Christopher Carlton
Steven Carlton
Gary Carlton
William Carlton

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Carlton
Catherine Carlton
Patricia Carlton
Paula Carlton
Shabana Carlton
Christine Carlton
Janet Carlton
Linda Carlton
Helen Carlton
Carol Carlton
Anne Carlton
Ann Carlton
Angela Carlton
Emma Carlton
Maureen Carlton
Carole Carlton
Amanda Carlton
Doreen Carlton
Mary Carlton
Virginia Carlton


  • 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.