Surname statistics for Cookson

There are approximately 6,921 people named Cookson in the UK. That makes it the 1,543rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 110 are named Cookson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)69211543N/A110
United Kingdom (1881 census)353112800.012118
Change since 1881+3390-263-0.001-8
Other Countries
United States31589448N/A12


People with the surname Cookson are less 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Cookson
John Cookson
Paul Cookson
David Cookson
Richard Cookson
Andrew Cookson
Peter Cookson
Mark Cookson
William Cookson
Alan Cookson
Simon Cookson
Robert Cookson
Stephen Cookson
Kevin Cookson
James Cookson
Philip Cookson
Stuart Cookson
Christopher Cookson
Martin Cookson
Nicholas Cookson

Top female forenames

Christine Cookson
Catherine Cookson
Margaret Cookson
Elizabeth Cookson
Helen Cookson
Gillian Cookson
Sarah Cookson
Lisa Cookson
Jacqueline Cookson
Mary Cookson
Judith Cookson
Joyce Cookson
Susan Cookson
Karen Cookson
Julie Cookson
Patricia Cookson
Brenda Cookson
Emma Cookson
Pia Cookson
Sharon Cookson


  • 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.