Surname statistics for Buckingham

There are approximately 8,170 people named Buckingham in the UK. That makes it the 1,315th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 129 are named Buckingham.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)81701315N/A129
United Kingdom (1881 census)399211430.013133
Change since 1881+4178-1720-4
Other Countries
United States78294199N/A29

Top male forenames

David Buckingham
John Buckingham
Paul Buckingham
Peter Buckingham
Christopher Buckingham
Mark Buckingham
Michael Buckingham
Richard Buckingham
Ian Buckingham
Simon Buckingham
Stephen Buckingham
James Buckingham
Philip Buckingham
William Buckingham
Alan Buckingham
Andrew Buckingham
Robert Buckingham
Anthony Buckingham
Graham Buckingham
Brian Buckingham

Top female forenames

Susan Buckingham
Margaret Buckingham
Karen Buckingham
Anne Buckingham
Helen Buckingham
Janet Buckingham
Elizabeth Buckingham
Patricia Buckingham
Sarah Buckingham
Barbara Buckingham
Linda Buckingham
Gillian Buckingham
Christine Buckingham
Angela Buckingham
Catherine Buckingham
Kathleen Buckingham
Julie Buckingham
Maureen Buckingham
Hazel Buckingham
Caroline Buckingham


  • 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.