Surname statistics for Howson

There are approximately 4,576 people named Howson in the UK. That makes it the 2,294th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 72 are named Howson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)45762294N/A72
United Kingdom (1881 census)186823450.00662
Change since 1881+2708+51+0.001+10
Other Countries
United States80827945less than 0.0013


People with the surname Howson are 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 UKIP.

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

  1. UKIP (2)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Howson
Peter Howson
Andrew Howson
Stephen Howson
John Howson
Darren Howson
Paul Howson
Ian Howson
Richard Howson
Michael Howson
Mark Howson
Thomas Howson
Anthony Howson
Philip Howson
William Howson
Robert Howson
James Howson
Alan Howson
George Howson
Barry Howson

Top female forenames

Susan Howson
Janet Howson
Christine Howson
Julie Howson
Barbara Howson
Nicola Howson
Lisa Howson
Margaret Howson
Jennifer Howson
Jane Howson
Judith Howson
Angela Howson
Gillian Howson
Catherine Howson
Diane Howson
Helen Howson
Sharon Howson
Jillian Howson
Laura Howson
Ramona Howson


  • 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.