Surname statistics for Abbott

There are approximately 27,586 people named Abbott in the UK. That makes it the 344th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 437 are named Abbott.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27586344N/A437
United Kingdom (1881 census)132073120.044441
Change since 1881+14379-320-4
Other Countries
United States51620588N/A191


People with the surname Abbott 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 Abbott are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Green (2)
  4. Liberal Democrat (1)
  5. Conservative & Unionist (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Abbott
John Abbott
Paul Abbott
Michael Abbott
Richard Abbott
Mark Abbott
Peter Abbott
James Abbott
Stephen Abbott
Christopher Abbott
Robert Abbott
Simon Abbott
Anthony Abbott
Brian Abbott
Andrew Abbott
Philip Abbott
Timothy Abbott
Steven Abbott
Jonathan Abbott
Matthew Abbott

Top female forenames

Susan Abbott
Julie Abbott
Margaret Abbott
Patricia Abbott
Jane Abbott
Helen Abbott
Mary Abbott
Janet Abbott
Jacqueline Abbott
Sharon Abbott
Jennifer Abbott
Lisa Abbott
Judith Abbott
Elizabeth Abbott
Linda Abbott
Diane Abbott
Karen Abbott
Louise Abbott
Sarah Abbott
Sandra Abbott


  • 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.