Surname statistics for Hackney

There are approximately 2,329 people named Hackney in the UK. That makes it the 3,999th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 37 are named Hackney.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)23293999N/A37
United Kingdom (1881 census)130631570.00444
Change since 1881+1023-8420-7
Other Countries
United States92913516N/A34

Top male forenames

John Hackney
David Hackney
Paul Hackney
Stephen Hackney
Mark Hackney
Richard Hackney
Robin Hackney
William Hackney
Andrew Hackney
Michael Hackney
Keith Hackney
Graham Hackney
Anthony Hackney
Philip Hackney
Marc Hackney
Peter Hackney
Simon Hackney
Alan Hackney
Nigel Hackney
Robert Hackney

Top female forenames

Margaret Hackney
Susan Hackney
Bridget Hackney
Justine Hackney
Diane Hackney
Yvonne Hackney
Cheryl Hackney
Lisa Hackney
Marilyn Hackney
Judith Hackney
Claire Hackney
Lesley Hackney
Anne Hackney
Sally Hackney
Sarah Hackney
Christine Hackney
Michelle Hackney
Helen Hackney
Jayne Hackney
Julie Hackney


  • 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.