Surname statistics for Bentham

There are approximately 3,245 people named Bentham in the UK. That makes it the 3,078th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 51 are named Bentham.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32453078N/A51
United Kingdom (1881 census)136930200.00546
Change since 1881+1876-580+5
Other Countries
United States31859453less than 0.0011


People with the surname Bentham 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 Liberal Democrat.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Bentham
Robert Bentham
Peter Bentham
David Bentham
Paul Bentham
James Bentham
Graham Bentham
Martin Bentham
Mark Bentham
Philip Bentham
Alan Bentham
Derek Bentham
Colin Bentham
Anthony Bentham
Harry Bentham
Jeremy Bentham
Neil Bentham
Stuart Bentham
Ronald Bentham
Richard Bentham

Top female forenames

Jennifer Bentham
Karen Bentham
Carol Bentham
Lisa Bentham
Lynne Bentham
Kate Bentham
Deborah Bentham
Lynda Bentham
Eleanor Bentham
Diane Bentham
Jane Bentham
Kay Bentham
Michelle Bentham
Samantha Bentham
Christine Bentham
Meryl Bentham
Lindsay Bentham
Gillian Bentham
Anne Bentham
Julia Bentham


  • 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.