Surname statistics for Brittain

There are approximately 5,233 people named Brittain in the UK. That makes it the 2,013rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 83 are named Brittain.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)52332013N/A83
United Kingdom (1881 census)231419410.00877
Change since 1881+2919-720+6
Other Countries
United States82943934N/A31


People with the surname Brittain 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Brittain are:

  1. Labour (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Brittain
David Brittain
Paul Brittain
Andrew Brittain
Mark Brittain
Robert Brittain
Anthony Brittain
Richard Brittain
Stephen Brittain
Peter Brittain
Simon Brittain
Kevin Brittain
Matthew Brittain
Neil Brittain
James Brittain
Derek Brittain
George Brittain
Philip Brittain
Jonathan Brittain
Michael Brittain

Top female forenames

Karen Brittain
Elizabeth Brittain
Susan Brittain
Rachel Brittain
Patricia Brittain
Michelle Brittain
Shirley Brittain
Kathryn Brittain
Alexandra Brittain
Valerie Brittain
Christine Brittain
Maureen Brittain
Hilary Brittain
Stephanie Brittain
Natalie Brittain
Janet Brittain
Alison Brittain
Sharon Brittain
Ann Brittain
Sarah Brittain


  • 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.