Surname statistics for Carruthers

There are approximately 8,308 people named Carruthers in the UK. That makes it the 1,289th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 131 are named Carruthers.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)83081289N/A131
United Kingdom (1881 census)396111470.013132
Change since 1881+4347-1420-1
Other Countries
United States43307115N/A16


People with the surname Carruthers are slightly 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 Carruthers are:

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

Top male forenames

David Carruthers
John Carruthers
Andrew Carruthers
Paul Carruthers
James Carruthers
Ian Carruthers
Robert Carruthers
Michael Carruthers
Mark Carruthers
Stuart Carruthers
William Carruthers
Derek Carruthers
Peter Carruthers
Richard Carruthers
Steven Carruthers
Thomas Carruthers
Malcolm Carruthers
Alan Carruthers
Simon Carruthers
Colin Carruthers

Top female forenames

Margaret Carruthers
Susan Carruthers
Elizabeth Carruthers
Pamela Carruthers
Linda Carruthers
Sarah Carruthers
Patricia Carruthers
Catherine Carruthers
Anne Carruthers
Sheila Carruthers
Karen Carruthers
Lesley Carruthers
Gillian Carruthers
Helen Carruthers
Elaine Carruthers
Janet Carruthers
Jennifer Carruthers
Alison Carruthers
Pauline Carruthers
Kathleen Carruthers


  • 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.