Surname statistics for Featherstone

There are approximately 5,477 people named Featherstone in the UK. That makes it the 1,906th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 87 are named Featherstone.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)54771906N/A87
United Kingdom (1881 census)269416560.00990
Change since 1881+2783-2500-3
Other Countries
United States30749697N/A11


People with the surname Featherstone 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 Featherstone are:

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

Top male forenames

John Featherstone
Paul Featherstone
David Featherstone
Peter Featherstone
Andrew Featherstone
Mark Featherstone
Ian Featherstone
Malcolm Featherstone
Michael Featherstone
Stephen Featherstone
Alan Featherstone
James Featherstone
Martin Featherstone
Keith Featherstone
Richard Featherstone
Christopher Featherstone
Jason Featherstone
Anthony Featherstone
William Featherstone
Nigel Featherstone

Top female forenames

Susan Featherstone
Helen Featherstone
Amanda Featherstone
Jane Featherstone
Elizabeth Featherstone
Sarah Featherstone
Carol Featherstone
Caroline Featherstone
Shirley Featherstone
Lisa Featherstone
Sally Featherstone
Nicola Featherstone
Pamela Featherstone
Sandra Featherstone
Claire Featherstone
Margaret Featherstone
Maxine Featherstone
Keely Featherstone
Julie Featherstone
Jayne Featherstone


  • 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.