Surname statistics for Bennett

There are approximately 114,320 people named Bennett in the UK. That makes it the 57th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,809 are named Bennett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11432057N/A1809
United Kingdom (1881 census)49221590.1641644
Change since 1881+65099+2+0.017+165
Other Countries
United States23905578N/A886


People with the surname Bennett are slightly 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 Bennett are:

  1. Conservative (19)
  2. Labour (12)
  3. Independent (2)
  4. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bennett
Paul Bennett
John Bennett
Michael Bennett
Peter Bennett
Andrew Bennett
Stephen Bennett
Mark Bennett
Richard Bennett
James Bennett
Robert Bennett
Anthony Bennett
Christopher Bennett
Simon Bennett
Ian Bennett
Alan Bennett
William Bennett
Steven Bennett
Matthew Bennett
Brian Bennett

Top female forenames

Susan Bennett
Sarah Bennett
Elizabeth Bennett
Margaret Bennett
Christine Bennett
Julie Bennett
Jane Bennett
Patricia Bennett
Karen Bennett
Linda Bennett
Helen Bennett
Joanne Bennett
Claire Bennett
Jacqueline Bennett
Ann Bennett
Jennifer Bennett
Janet Bennett
Alison Bennett
Gillian Bennett
Nicola Bennett


  • 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.