Surname statistics for Thurston

There are approximately 5,598 people named Thurston in the UK. That makes it the 1,868th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 89 are named Thurston.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)55981868N/A89
United Kingdom (1881 census)211420960.00771
Change since 1881+3484+228+0.002+18
Other Countries
United States149182234N/A55

Top male forenames

Paul Thurston
David Thurston
John Thurston
Andrew Thurston
Peter Thurston
Mark Thurston
Charles Thurston
Robert Thurston
Daniel Thurston
James Thurston
Simon Thurston
Richard Thurston
Stephen Thurston
Michael Thurston
Adam Thurston
Roy Thurston
Ross Thurston
Matthew Thurston
Brian Thurston
Nicholas Thurston

Top female forenames

Susan Thurston
Julie Thurston
Karen Thurston
Helen Thurston
Margaret Thurston
Victoria Thurston
Nicola Thurston
Jill Thurston
Joanne Thurston
Sarah Thurston
Lisa Thurston
Kathryn Thurston
Pamela Thurston
Maureen Thurston
Yvonne Thurston
Deborah Thurston
Sharon Thurston
Jane Thurston
Anna Thurston
Elizabeth Thurston


  • 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.