Surname statistics for Fenton

There are approximately 14,288 people named Fenton in the UK. That makes it the 712nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 226 are named Fenton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14288712N/A226
United Kingdom (1881 census)59787400.020200
Change since 1881+8310+28+0.003+26
Other Countries
United States152202193N/A56


People with the surname Fenton are considerably less 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Fenton
Paul Fenton
David Fenton
Michael Fenton
Mark Fenton
Robert Fenton
Richard Fenton
Peter Fenton
Andrew Fenton
James Fenton
Ian Fenton
Stephen Fenton
Steven Fenton
Christopher Fenton
Simon Fenton
Thomas Fenton
Nicholas Fenton
Anthony Fenton
Neil Fenton
Gary Fenton

Top female forenames

Sarah Fenton
Susan Fenton
Patricia Fenton
Janet Fenton
Amanda Fenton
Sharon Fenton
Michelle Fenton
Lisa Fenton
Gillian Fenton
Helen Fenton
Mary Fenton
Ruth Fenton
Julie Fenton
Joanne Fenton
Alison Fenton
Jane Fenton
Claire Fenton
Lesley Fenton
Jacqueline Fenton
Nicola Fenton


  • 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.