Surname statistics for Dickenson

There are approximately 3,294 people named Dickenson in the UK. That makes it the 3,031th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 52 are named Dickenson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32943031N/A52
United Kingdom (1881 census)45409890.015152
Change since 1881-1246-2042-0.01-100
Other Countries
United States44117006N/A16

Top male forenames

John Dickenson
Robert Dickenson
Gary Dickenson
Peter Dickenson
Andrew Dickenson
Michael Dickenson
Paul Dickenson
Anthony Dickenson
Stephen Dickenson
David Dickenson
Mark Dickenson
William Dickenson
Billy Dickenson
Matthew Dickenson
Ian Dickenson
Malcolm Dickenson
Miles Dickenson
Christopher Dickenson
Brian Dickenson
Scott Dickenson

Top female forenames

Susan Dickenson
Donna Dickenson
Nicola Dickenson
Lisa Dickenson
Patricia Dickenson
Mary Dickenson
Sarah Dickenson
Sandra Dickenson
Carol Dickenson
Caroline Dickenson
Marie Dickenson
Diana Dickenson
Hannah Dickenson
Joanne Dickenson
Catherine Dickenson
Philippa Dickenson
Joanna Dickenson
Valerie Dickenson
Leah Dickenson
Alison Dickenson


  • 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.