Surname statistics for Elston

There are approximately 3,481 people named Elston in the UK. That makes it the 2,897th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 55 are named Elston.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34812897N/A55
United Kingdom (1881 census)145128920.00548
Change since 1881+2030-5+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States54235846N/A20

Top male forenames

Mark Elston
James Elston
David Elston
Paul Elston
John Elston
Anthony Elston
Andrew Elston
Christopher Elston
Robert Elston
Gary Elston
Matthew Elston
Ian Elston
Stephen Elston
Alan Elston
Colin Elston
Peter Elston
Raymond Elston
Simon Elston
Richard Elston
Michael Elston

Top female forenames

Susan Elston
Pauline Elston
Gillian Elston
Emma Elston
Linda Elston
Barbara Elston
Margaret Elston
Judith Elston
Kerri Elston
Catherine Elston
Monica Elston
Sharon Elston
Sandra Elston
Lisa Elston
Ashley Elston
Hayley Elston
Andrea Elston
Julie Elston
Elizabeth Elston
Rosemary Elston


  • 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.