Surname statistics for Addison

There are approximately 9,907 people named Addison in the UK. That makes it the 1,066th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 157 are named Addison.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)99071066N/A157
United Kingdom (1881 census)414510940.014138
Change since 1881+5762+28+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States164742019N/A61


People with the surname Addison are 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 Addison are:

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

Top male forenames

David Addison
Paul Addison
John Addison
Mark Addison
Michael Addison
Andrew Addison
Stephen Addison
James Addison
Peter Addison
William Addison
Richard Addison
Anthony Addison
Christopher Addison
Craig Addison
Ian Addison
Gary Addison
Robert Addison
Colin Addison
Alan Addison
Thomas Addison

Top female forenames

Sarah Addison
Elizabeth Addison
Jacqueline Addison
Susan Addison
Janet Addison
Patricia Addison
Christine Addison
Nicola Addison
Clare Addison
Heather Addison
Sandra Addison
Rebecca Addison
Emma Addison
Ann Addison
Louise Addison
Mary Addison
Sheila Addison
Deborah Addison
Brenda Addison
Gillian Addison


  • 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.