Surname statistics for Alderson

There are approximately 7,805 people named Alderson in the UK. That makes it the 1,387th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 124 are named Alderson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)78051387N/A124
United Kingdom (1881 census)415510910.014139
Change since 1881+3650-296-0.002-15
Other Countries
United States58845438N/A22


People with the surname Alderson 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 Alderson are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Durham Independent (1)
  3. Runnymede Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Alderson
John Alderson
Michael Alderson
Ian Alderson
Richard Alderson
Mark Alderson
Peter Alderson
Andrew Alderson
Christopher Alderson
Stephen Alderson
Paul Alderson
Simon Alderson
Robert Alderson
Brian Alderson
Steven Alderson
Kevin Alderson
Keith Alderson
Gary Alderson
James Alderson
Alan Alderson

Top female forenames

Susan Alderson
Gemma Alderson
Elizabeth Alderson
Sandra Alderson
Heather Alderson
Beverley Alderson
Christine Alderson
Claire Alderson
Judith Alderson
Amanda Alderson
Sheila Alderson
Nicola Alderson
Margaret Alderson
Joy Alderson
Emma Alderson
Annette Alderson
Jennifer Alderson
Ann Alderson
Barbara Alderson
Catherine Alderson


  • 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.