Surname statistics for Dickinson

There are approximately 27,302 people named Dickinson in the UK. That makes it the 350th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 432 are named Dickinson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27302350N/A432
United Kingdom (1881 census)127903220.043427
Change since 1881+14512-280+5
Other Countries
United States261441230N/A97


People with the surname Dickinson 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.

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

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Dickinson
David Dickinson
Andrew Dickinson
Paul Dickinson
Mark Dickinson
Peter Dickinson
Michael Dickinson
Ian Dickinson
Alan Dickinson
Stephen Dickinson
James Dickinson
Robert Dickinson
Richard Dickinson
Brian Dickinson
Christopher Dickinson
Simon Dickinson
Anthony Dickinson
Philip Dickinson
William Dickinson
Graham Dickinson

Top female forenames

Susan Dickinson
Sarah Dickinson
Helen Dickinson
Margaret Dickinson
Karen Dickinson
Angela Dickinson
Carol Dickinson
Jane Dickinson
Gillian Dickinson
Ann Dickinson
Lisa Dickinson
Janet Dickinson
Linda Dickinson
Christine Dickinson
Patricia Dickinson
Elizabeth Dickinson
Deborah Dickinson
Claire Dickinson
Sandra Dickinson
Laura Dickinson


  • 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.