Surname statistics for Burt

There are approximately 14,369 people named Burt in the UK. That makes it the 709th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 227 are named Burt.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14369709N/A227
United Kingdom (1881 census)71125950.024237
Change since 1881+7257-114-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States256491256N/A95


People with the surname Burt are 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Burt
John Burt
Peter Burt
Michael Burt
Stephen Burt
Christopher Burt
Richard Burt
Andrew Burt
Paul Burt
James Burt
Simon Burt
Martin Burt
Graham Burt
Robert Burt
Roger Burt
Nicholas Burt
Timothy Burt
Kevin Burt
Anthony Burt
Ian Burt

Top female forenames

Susan Burt
Jennifer Burt
Karen Burt
Sarah Burt
Elizabeth Burt
Margaret Burt
Mary Burt
Amanda Burt
Tracey Burt
Alison Burt
Emma Burt
Jane Burt
Joanne Burt
Christine Burt
Judith Burt
Paula Burt
Patricia Burt
Carol Burt
Angela Burt
Julie Burt


  • 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.