Surname statistics for Curtin

There are approximately 2,272 people named Curtin in the UK. That makes it the 4,075th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 36 are named Curtin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22724075N/A36
United Kingdom (1881 census)234117360.0018
Change since 1881+2038+7661+0.003+28
Other Countries
United States93503497N/A35


People with the surname Curtin 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Curtin
Patrick Curtin
David Curtin
Paul Curtin
Daniel Curtin
Anthony Curtin
Peter Curtin
Thomas Curtin
Cornelius Curtin
Richard Curtin
Kevin Curtin
Gary Curtin
Andrew Curtin
Edward Curtin
Adrian Curtin
Sean Curtin
Christopher Curtin
Victor Curtin

Top female forenames

Mary Curtin
Julie Curtin
Veronica Curtin
Elizabeth Curtin
Angela Curtin
Rachel Curtin
Annette Curtin
Denise Curtin
Emma Curtin
Ann Curtin
Jennifer Curtin
Gillian Curtin
Rosemary Curtin
Stephanie Curtin
Helen Curtin
Karen Curtin
Zoe Curtin
Margaret Curtin


  • 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.