Surname statistics for Butterfield

There are approximately 6,150 people named Butterfield in the UK. That makes it the 1,702nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 97 are named Butterfield.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)61501702N/A97
United Kingdom (1881 census)400211390.013134
Change since 1881+2148-563-0.003-37
Other Countries
United States112242946N/A42


People with the surname Butterfield 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 Butterfield are:

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

Top male forenames

David Butterfield
John Butterfield
Mark Butterfield
Robert Butterfield
Andrew Butterfield
James Butterfield
Stephen Butterfield
Michael Butterfield
Peter Butterfield
Richard Butterfield
Paul Butterfield
Neil Butterfield
Ian Butterfield
Simon Butterfield
Anthony Butterfield
Alan Butterfield
Keith Butterfield
Christopher Butterfield
Nicholas Butterfield
Carl Butterfield

Top female forenames

Julie Butterfield
Susan Butterfield
Karen Butterfield
Margaret Butterfield
Carol Butterfield
Janet Butterfield
Helen Butterfield
Sarah Butterfield
Pamela Butterfield
Doreen Butterfield
Christine Butterfield
Caroline Butterfield
Alison Butterfield
Ann Butterfield
Ruth Butterfield
Katharine Butterfield
Elizabeth Butterfield
Linda Butterfield
Josephine Butterfield
Jennifer Butterfield


  • 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.