Surname statistics for Deacon

There are approximately 10,085 people named Deacon in the UK. That makes it the 1,048th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 160 are named Deacon.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)100851048N/A160
United Kingdom (1881 census)50878730.017170
Change since 1881+4998-175-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States32379263N/A12


People with the surname Deacon 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 Deacon are:

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

Top male forenames

David Deacon
John Deacon
Andrew Deacon
Paul Deacon
Michael Deacon
Robert Deacon
Nigel Deacon
Richard Deacon
Mark Deacon
Christopher Deacon
Peter Deacon
Anthony Deacon
Ian Deacon
Simon Deacon
Graham Deacon
James Deacon
Thomas Deacon
George Deacon
Stephen Deacon
William Deacon

Top female forenames

Sarah Deacon
Susan Deacon
Rachel Deacon
Jennifer Deacon
Jane Deacon
Jacqueline Deacon
Emma Deacon
Anne Deacon
Angela Deacon
Mary Deacon
Janet Deacon
Rebecca Deacon
Christine Deacon
Ruth Deacon
Sally Deacon
Nicola Deacon
Pauline Deacon
Fiona Deacon
Sheila Deacon
Barbara Deacon


  • 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.