Surname statistics for Dempster

There are approximately 4,511 people named Dempster in the UK. That makes it the 2,332nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 71 are named Dempster.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45112332N/A71
United Kingdom (1881 census)210721060.00770
Change since 1881+2404-2260+1
Other Countries
United States244211753N/A9


People with the surname Dempster 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 Dempster are:

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

Top male forenames

John Dempster
David Dempster
Robert Dempster
William Dempster
James Dempster
Alan Dempster
Andrew Dempster
Paul Dempster
Ian Dempster
Peter Dempster
Grant Dempster
Brian Dempster
Stephen Dempster
Colin Dempster
Iain Dempster
Mark Dempster
Martin Dempster
Roy Dempster
Anthony Dempster
Michael Dempster

Top female forenames

Mary Dempster
Angela Dempster
Elizabeth Dempster
Kathleen Dempster
Pauline Dempster
Margaret Dempster
Christine Dempster
Karen Dempster
Carol Dempster
Pamela Dempster
Julie Dempster
Linda Dempster
Jacqui Dempster
Joanne Dempster
Jane Dempster
Janice Dempster
Louise Dempster
June Dempster
Nicola Dempster
Kate Dempster


  • 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.