Surname statistics for Durham

There are approximately 5,850 people named Durham in the UK. That makes it the 1,788th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 93 are named Durham.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58501788N/A93
United Kingdom (1881 census)257917420.00986
Change since 1881+3271-460+7
Other Countries
United States42365740N/A157


People with the surname Durham are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Durham are:

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

Top male forenames

Michael Durham
David Durham
John Durham
Paul Durham
Stephen Durham
Richard Durham
James Durham
Mark Durham
Peter Durham
Martin Durham
Anthony Durham
Robert Durham
Christopher Durham
Ian Durham
Andrew Durham
Steve Durham
Brian Durham
Timothy Durham
Steven Durham
William Durham

Top female forenames

Susan Durham
Sarah Durham
Julie Durham
Margaret Durham
Emma Durham
Helen Durham
Elizabeth Durham
Jennifer Durham
Gemma Durham
Janet Durham
Nicola Durham
Beryl Durham
Rebecca Durham
Gillian Durham
Catherine Durham
Louise Durham
Ann Durham
Sylvia Durham
Wendy Durham
Nancy Durham


  • 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.