Surname statistics for Curtis

There are approximately 40,519 people named Curtis in the UK. That makes it the 212nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 641 are named Curtis.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)40519212N/A641
United Kingdom (1881 census)169952270.057567
Change since 1881+23524+15+0.007+74
Other Countries
United States98958280N/A367


People with the surname Curtis 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.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Curtis are:

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Conservative (3)
  3. UKIP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Curtis
John Curtis
Paul Curtis
Michael Curtis
Mark Curtis
Peter Curtis
Stephen Curtis
Richard Curtis
Andrew Curtis
Anthony Curtis
James Curtis
Alan Curtis
Robert Curtis
Christopher Curtis
Simon Curtis
Ian Curtis
Neil Curtis
Steven Curtis
Philip Curtis
Gary Curtis

Top female forenames

Sarah Curtis
Susan Curtis
Lisa Curtis
Patricia Curtis
Margaret Curtis
Deborah Curtis
Helen Curtis
Ann Curtis
Christine Curtis
Jane Curtis
Gillian Curtis
Karen Curtis
Emma Curtis
Sharon Curtis
Fiona Curtis
Alison Curtis
Julie Curtis
Elizabeth Curtis
Mary Curtis
Anne Curtis


  • 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.