Surname statistics for Appleton

There are approximately 10,093 people named Appleton in the UK. That makes it the 1,046th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 160 are named Appleton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)100931046N/A160
United Kingdom (1881 census)46949490.016157
Change since 1881+5399-970+3
Other Countries
United States53775894N/A20


People with the surname Appleton are 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 Appleton are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Non-Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Appleton
David Appleton
Mark Appleton
Paul Appleton
Peter Appleton
Stephen Appleton
Michael Appleton
Ian Appleton
Richard Appleton
Andrew Appleton
Anthony Appleton
Matthew Appleton
Keith Appleton
Lee Appleton
William Appleton
Nigel Appleton
Steven Appleton
Graham Appleton
Colin Appleton
Neil Appleton

Top female forenames

Susan Appleton
Julie Appleton
Helen Appleton
Patricia Appleton
Sarah Appleton
Elizabeth Appleton
Margaret Appleton
Carol Appleton
Alison Appleton
Claire Appleton
Zoe Appleton
Jane Appleton
Rachel Appleton
Pamela Appleton
Angela Appleton
Nicola Appleton
Linda Appleton
Sheila Appleton
Louise Appleton
Karen Appleton


  • 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.