Surname statistics for Horton

There are approximately 20,982 people named Horton in the UK. That makes it the 479th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 332 are named Horton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20982479N/A332
United Kingdom (1881 census)111153840.037371
Change since 1881+9867-95-0.004-39
Other Countries
United States83523335N/A310


People with the surname Horton 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 Horton are:

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Conservative (3)
  3. North Yorkshire Independent (1)
  4. Independent/Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Horton
John Horton
Robert Horton
Michael Horton
Richard Horton
Peter Horton
Mark Horton
Paul Horton
Andrew Horton
Ian Horton
Stephen Horton
Alan Horton
Christopher Horton
Gary Horton
James Horton
Philip Horton
Martin Horton
Nicholas Horton
Anthony Horton
Neil Horton

Top female forenames

Susan Horton
Julie Horton
Patricia Horton
Deborah Horton
Jane Horton
Margaret Horton
Rachel Horton
Sarah Horton
Helen Horton
Christine Horton
Jennifer Horton
Linda Horton
Carol Horton
Elizabeth Horton
Fiona Horton
Judith Horton
Pauline Horton
Barbara Horton
Anne Horton
Lisa Horton


  • 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.