Surname statistics for Crosby

There are approximately 8,260 people named Crosby in the UK. That makes it the 1,299th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 131 are named Crosby.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)82601299N/A131
United Kingdom (1881 census)354412790.012118
Change since 1881+4716-20+0.001+13
Other Countries
United States38844811N/A144


People with the surname Crosby are less 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Crosby
John Crosby
Paul Crosby
Stephen Crosby
Richard Crosby
Ian Crosby
Mark Crosby
Peter Crosby
Gary Crosby
Michael Crosby
Andrew Crosby
Brian Crosby
Robert Crosby
Daniel Crosby
Anthony Crosby
Simon Crosby
James Crosby
Philip Crosby
Nigel Crosby
Martin Crosby

Top female forenames

Gillian Crosby
Michelle Crosby
Elizabeth Crosby
Susan Crosby
Ann Crosby
Janet Crosby
Christine Crosby
Jane Crosby
Catherine Crosby
Kathryn Crosby
Claire Crosby
Kathleen Crosby
Linda Crosby
Deborah Crosby
Mary Crosby
Anne Crosby
Zoe Crosby
Rebecca Crosby
Dawn Crosby
Joanne Crosby


  • 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.