Surname statistics for Claxton

There are approximately 3,562 people named Claxton in the UK. That makes it the 2,829th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 56 are named Claxton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)35622829N/A56
United Kingdom (1881 census)189723040.00663
Change since 1881+1665-5250-7
Other Countries
United States50966187N/A19

Top male forenames

Michael Claxton
John Claxton
David Claxton
Paul Claxton
Ian Claxton
Peter Claxton
Mark Claxton
Richard Claxton
Steven Claxton
Simon Claxton
Alan Claxton
Andrew Claxton
Roger Claxton
Robert Claxton
Ben Claxton
William Claxton
Keith Claxton
Stephen Claxton
Martin Claxton
Roy Claxton

Top female forenames

Julia Claxton
Linda Claxton
Karen Claxton
Ann Claxton
Claire Claxton
Susan Claxton
Emma Claxton
Amanda Claxton
Louise Claxton
Sally Claxton
Lucinda Claxton
Deborah Claxton
Nicola Claxton
Elizabeth Claxton
Anna Claxton
Maria Claxton
Judy Claxton
Christina Claxton
Rachael Claxton
Julie Claxton


  • 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.