Surname statistics for Deighton

There are approximately 2,718 people named Deighton in the UK. That makes it the 3,544th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 43 are named Deighton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27183544N/A43
United Kingdom (1881 census)150028150.00550
Change since 1881+1218-729-0.001-7
Other Countries
United States30861058less than 0.0011

Top male forenames

Paul Deighton
John Deighton
David Deighton
Eric Deighton
Andrew Deighton
Richard Deighton
Mark Deighton
Christopher Deighton
Simon Deighton
James Deighton
Matthew Deighton
Kenneth Deighton
Michael Deighton
William Deighton
Stephen Deighton
Scott Deighton
Gary Deighton
Terence Deighton
Derek Deighton
Martin Deighton

Top female forenames

Alison Deighton
Tracey Deighton
Jane Deighton
Susan Deighton
Margaret Deighton
Amanda Deighton
Elizabeth Deighton
Joan Deighton
Denise Deighton
Jade Deighton
Theresa Deighton
Christine Deighton
Michelle Deighton
Helen Deighton
Hannah Deighton
Donna Deighton
Kathryn Deighton
Victoria Deighton
Judith Deighton
Gillian Deighton


  • 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.