Surname statistics for Crawford

There are approximately 34,970 people named Crawford in the UK. That makes it the 260th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 553 are named Crawford.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34970260N/A553
United Kingdom (1881 census)146552740.049489
Change since 1881+20315+14+0.006+64
Other Countries
United States158121146N/A586


People with the surname Crawford 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 Crawford are:

  1. Labour (9)
  2. Conservative (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. SNP (1)
  6. UKIP (1)
  7. Resident's Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Crawford
John Crawford
Andrew Crawford
James Crawford
Michael Crawford
William Crawford
Robert Crawford
Ian Crawford
Paul Crawford
Stephen Crawford
Peter Crawford
Alan Crawford
Mark Crawford
Richard Crawford
Thomas Crawford
Brian Crawford
Colin Crawford
Neil Crawford
Jonathan Crawford
Anthony Crawford

Top female forenames

Susan Crawford
Margaret Crawford
Helen Crawford
Jane Crawford
Patricia Crawford
Alison Crawford
Caroline Crawford
Elizabeth Crawford
Janet Crawford
Anne Crawford
Catherine Crawford
Karen Crawford
Linda Crawford
Mary Crawford
Sarah Crawford
Jacqueline Crawford
Sharon Crawford
Claire Crawford
Gillian Crawford
Barbara Crawford


  • 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.