Surname statistics for Corbett

There are approximately 15,432 people named Corbett in the UK. That makes it the 647th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 244 are named Corbett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15432647N/A244
United Kingdom (1881 census)58687580.020196
Change since 1881+9564+111+0.004+48
Other Countries
United States257221252N/A95


People with the surname Corbett 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Corbett are:

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

Top male forenames

David Corbett
John Corbett
Michael Corbett
Andrew Corbett
James Corbett
Richard Corbett
Peter Corbett
Stephen Corbett
Mark Corbett
Ian Corbett
Anthony Corbett
Robert Corbett
William Corbett
Christopher Corbett
Matthew Corbett
Kevin Corbett
Paul Corbett
Neil Corbett
Jonathan Corbett
Martin Corbett

Top female forenames

Susan Corbett
Sarah Corbett
Elizabeth Corbett
Julie Corbett
Margaret Corbett
Karen Corbett
Nicola Corbett
Alison Corbett
Jennifer Corbett
Jane Corbett
Anne Corbett
Barbara Corbett
Claire Corbett
Linda Corbett
Deborah Corbett
Diane Corbett
Patricia Corbett
Sharon Corbett
Janet Corbett
Judith Corbett


  • 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.