Surname statistics for Ellison

There are approximately 11,643 people named Ellison in the UK. That makes it the 889th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 184 are named Ellison.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11643889N/A184
United Kingdom (1881 census)63256820.021211
Change since 1881+5318-207-0.003-27
Other Countries
United States41459756N/A154


People with the surname Ellison are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Ellison are:

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

Top male forenames

John Ellison
David Ellison
Richard Ellison
Mark Ellison
Paul Ellison
Stephen Ellison
Michael Ellison
Ian Ellison
James Ellison
Christopher Ellison
Robert Ellison
Peter Ellison
Andrew Ellison
Anthony Ellison
Robin Ellison
Geoffrey Ellison
Matthew Ellison
Simon Ellison
Thomas Ellison
Tom Ellison

Top female forenames

Margaret Ellison
Susan Ellison
Elizabeth Ellison
Julie Ellison
Sarah Ellison
Patricia Ellison
Jacqueline Ellison
Sherri Ellison
Jane Ellison
Jayne Ellison
Mary Ellison
Jennifer Ellison
Carol Ellison
Deborah Ellison
Janet Ellison
Wendy Ellison
Claire Ellison
Carole Ellison
Nicola Ellison
Joanne Ellison


  • 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.