Surname statistics for Henderson

There are approximately 61,193 people named Henderson in the UK. That makes it the 127th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 969 are named Henderson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)61193127N/A969
United Kingdom (1881 census)325511000.1091087
Change since 1881+28642-27-0.012-118
Other Countries
United States210094101N/A779


People with the surname Henderson 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.

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

  1. Labour (5)
  2. Conservative (4)
  3. Independent (3)
  4. SNP (1)
  5. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Henderson
John Henderson
James Henderson
Ian Henderson
Robert Henderson
Paul Henderson
Mark Henderson
Andrew Henderson
Michael Henderson
William Henderson
Neil Henderson
Richard Henderson
Brian Henderson
Peter Henderson
Alan Henderson
Stuart Henderson
Colin Henderson
George Henderson
Thomas Henderson
Alexander Henderson

Top female forenames

Susan Henderson
Margaret Henderson
Christine Henderson
Anne Henderson
Elizabeth Henderson
Mary Henderson
Helen Henderson
Patricia Henderson
Karen Henderson
Jane Henderson
Janet Henderson
Nicola Henderson
Ann Henderson
Angela Henderson
Catherine Henderson
Jennifer Henderson
Sarah Henderson
Julie Henderson
Jacqueline Henderson
Lesley Henderson


  • 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.