Surname statistics for Adamson

There are approximately 14,548 people named Adamson in the UK. That makes it the 700th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 230 are named Adamson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14548700N/A230
United Kingdom (1881 census)79225270.026265
Change since 1881+6626-173-0.003-35
Other Countries
United States160802065N/A60


People with the surname Adamson are slightly 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Adamson
John Adamson
Mark Adamson
Paul Adamson
James Adamson
Michael Adamson
Peter Adamson
William Adamson
Robert Adamson
Andrew Adamson
Stephen Adamson
Ian Adamson
Neil Adamson
Richard Adamson
Christopher Adamson
Brian Adamson
Stuart Adamson
Simon Adamson
George Adamson
Alan Adamson

Top female forenames

Susan Adamson
Elizabeth Adamson
Christine Adamson
Margaret Adamson
Helen Adamson
Mary Adamson
Nicola Adamson
Kate Adamson
Rachel Adamson
Julie Adamson
Patricia Adamson
Catherine Adamson
Janet Adamson
Sarah Adamson
Karen Adamson
Maureen Adamson
Linda Adamson
Lisa Adamson
Anne Adamson
Jane Adamson


  • 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.