Surname statistics for Cresswell

There are approximately 9,314 people named Cresswell in the UK. That makes it the 1,136th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 147 are named Cresswell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)93141136N/A147
United Kingdom (1881 census)315814280.011105
Change since 1881+6156+292+0.004+42
Other Countries
United States148617483N/A6

Top male forenames

David Cresswell
John Cresswell
Richard Cresswell
Peter Cresswell
Paul Cresswell
Michael Cresswell
Mark Cresswell
Stephen Cresswell
Andrew Cresswell
Ian Cresswell
Philip Cresswell
Simon Cresswell
James Cresswell
Robert Cresswell
Brian Cresswell
Matthew Cresswell
Kevin Cresswell
Thomas Cresswell
Martin Cresswell
Adrian Cresswell

Top female forenames

Susan Cresswell
Janet Cresswell
Elizabeth Cresswell
Jane Cresswell
Lisa Cresswell
Sarah Cresswell
Gillian Cresswell
Patricia Cresswell
Teresa Cresswell
Margaret Cresswell
Louise Cresswell
Helen Cresswell
Anne Cresswell
Sheila Cresswell
Karen Cresswell
Suzanne Cresswell
Alison Cresswell
Barbara Cresswell
Joanne Cresswell
Emma Cresswell


  • 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.