Surname statistics for North

There are approximately 18,069 people named North in the UK. That makes it the 552nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 286 are named North.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)18069552N/A286
United Kingdom (1881 census)99274350.033331
Change since 1881+8142-117-0.004-45
Other Countries
United States202381623N/A75


People with the surname North are slightly 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 North are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Independent (1)
  4. Barnsley Independent Group (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David North
Michael North
Andrew North
John North
Christopher North
Peter North
Richard North
Robert North
Graham North
James North
Stephen North
Paul North
Simon North
Mark North
Matthew North
Brian North
Alan North
Ian North
Anthony North
Roger North

Top female forenames

Susan North
Sarah North
Julie North
Patricia North
Claire North
Jacqueline North
Helen North
Wendy North
Christine North
Nicola North
Karen North
Joanne North
Fiona North
Emma North
Alison North
Sally North
Margaret North
Carol North
Ann North
Laura North


  • 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.