Surname statistics for Blackford

There are approximately 2,085 people named Blackford in the UK. That makes it the 4,355th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 33 are named Blackford.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20854355N/A33
United Kingdom (1881 census)107836990.00436
Change since 1881+1007-656-0.001-3
Other Countries
United States43167137N/A16

Top male forenames

John Blackford
Andrew Blackford
Ian Blackford
Paul Blackford
Robert Blackford
David Blackford
Simon Blackford
Gary Blackford
Craig Blackford
Alan Blackford
Michael Blackford
Mark Blackford
Christopher Blackford
Peter Blackford
Donald Blackford
Stephen Blackford

Top female forenames

Edwina Blackford
Sarah Blackford
Victoria Blackford
Janet Blackford
Susan Blackford
Claire Blackford
Bridget Blackford
Elizabeth Blackford
Rebecca Blackford
Christine Blackford
Catherine Blackford
Ann Blackford
Margaret Blackford
Audrey Blackford
Sandra Blackford
Hannah Blackford


  • 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.