Surname statistics for Lancaster

There are approximately 13,955 people named Lancaster in the UK. That makes it the 729th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 221 are named Lancaster.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13955729N/A221
United Kingdom (1881 census)74435730.025249
Change since 1881+6512-156-0.003-28
Other Countries
United States316861009N/A118


People with the surname Lancaster 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Lancaster
David Lancaster
Richard Lancaster
Peter Lancaster
Paul Lancaster
Ian Lancaster
Mark Lancaster
Michael Lancaster
Stephen Lancaster
Robert Lancaster
James Lancaster
Andrew Lancaster
Steven Lancaster
Philip Lancaster
Martin Lancaster
Simon Lancaster
Keith Lancaster
Anthony Lancaster
Christopher Lancaster
Kevin Lancaster

Top female forenames

Susan Lancaster
Sarah Lancaster
Patricia Lancaster
Margaret Lancaster
Jane Lancaster
Helen Lancaster
Judith Lancaster
Sandra Lancaster
Janet Lancaster
Elizabeth Lancaster
Emma Lancaster
Karen Lancaster
Julie Lancaster
Christine Lancaster
Sharon Lancaster
Jennifer Lancaster
Deborah Lancaster
Ann Lancaster
Katie Lancaster
Linda Lancaster


  • 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.