Surname statistics for Harrison

There are approximately 134,807 people named Harrison in the UK. That makes it the 43rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,134 are named Harrison.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13480743N/A2134
United Kingdom (1881 census)66477330.2222220
Change since 1881+68330-10-0.009-86
Other Countries
United States175577128N/A651


People with the surname Harrison 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Harrison are:

  1. Conservative (19)
  2. Labour (16)
  3. Liberal Democrat (8)
  4. Independent (3)
  5. UKIP (1)
  6. Resident's Association (1)
  7. East Lindsey Independent (1)
  8. Tattenhams Resident's Association (1)
  9. N.E.W Hull Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Harrison
David Harrison
Paul Harrison
Mark Harrison
Michael Harrison
Richard Harrison
Peter Harrison
Stephen Harrison
Andrew Harrison
Robert Harrison
James Harrison
Christopher Harrison
Ian Harrison
Simon Harrison
Philip Harrison
Anthony Harrison
Neil Harrison
Thomas Harrison
Keith Harrison
Steven Harrison

Top female forenames

Susan Harrison
Julie Harrison
Sarah Harrison
Christine Harrison
Patricia Harrison
Margaret Harrison
Elizabeth Harrison
Linda Harrison
Jane Harrison
Anne Harrison
Nicola Harrison
Karen Harrison
Janet Harrison
Helen Harrison
Jennifer Harrison
Ann Harrison
Jacqueline Harrison
Claire Harrison
Gillian Harrison
Joanne Harrison


  • 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.