Surname statistics for Henshaw

There are approximately 5,744 people named Henshaw in the UK. That makes it the 1,815th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 91 are named Henshaw.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)57441815N/A91
United Kingdom (1881 census)255217600.00985
Change since 1881+3192-550+6
Other Countries
United States47126623N/A18


People with the surname Henshaw 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 Liberal Democrat.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Henshaw
Paul Henshaw
John Henshaw
Michael Henshaw
Mark Henshaw
Stephen Henshaw
James Henshaw
Andrew Henshaw
Christopher Henshaw
Gary Henshaw
Neil Henshaw
Robert Henshaw
Lee Henshaw
Anthony Henshaw
Thomas Henshaw
Steven Henshaw
Martin Henshaw
Daniel Henshaw
Stuart Henshaw
Richard Henshaw

Top female forenames

Lisa Henshaw
Margaret Henshaw
Sharon Henshaw
Karen Henshaw
Elizabeth Henshaw
Nicola Henshaw
Susan Henshaw
Alison Henshaw
Helen Henshaw
Pauline Henshaw
Christine Henshaw
Judith Henshaw
Barbara Henshaw
Joan Henshaw
Lauren Henshaw
Beryl Henshaw
Patricia Henshaw
Stacey Henshaw
Stephanie Henshaw
Maureen Henshaw


  • 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.