Surname statistics for Crichton

There are approximately 4,552 people named Crichton in the UK. That makes it the 2,308th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Crichton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45522308N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)255517590.00985
Change since 1881+1997-549-0.002-13
Other Countries
United States162316341N/A6


People with the surname Crichton are 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 Crichton are:

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Independent (1)
  3. Non Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Crichton
James Crichton
Robert Crichton
Andrew Crichton
John Crichton
Stuart Crichton
Ian Crichton
Peter Crichton
Mark Crichton
Alexander Crichton
Colin Crichton
Daniel Crichton
Richard Crichton
William Crichton
Neil Crichton
Alan Crichton
Paul Crichton
Kevin Crichton
Thomas Crichton
Gordon Crichton

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Crichton
Jane Crichton
Shirley Crichton
Michelle Crichton
Carol Crichton
April Crichton
Cara Crichton
Joan Crichton
Sarah Crichton
Catherine Crichton
Linda Crichton
Karen Crichton
Margaret Crichton
Sharon Crichton
Diane Crichton
Sheila Crichton
Alicia Crichton
Angela Crichton
Marilyn Crichton
Alison Crichton


  • 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.