Surname statistics for Hudson

There are approximately 51,870 people named Hudson in the UK. That makes it the 152nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 821 are named Hudson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51870152N/A821
United Kingdom (1881 census)245201370.082819
Change since 1881+27350-150+2
Other Countries
United States130793202N/A485


People with the surname Hudson 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 Hudson are:

  1. Conservative (13)
  2. Labour (4)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. UKIP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Hudson
John Hudson
Paul Hudson
Andrew Hudson
Michael Hudson
Mark Hudson
Richard Hudson
Peter Hudson
Robert Hudson
Christopher Hudson
Stephen Hudson
Ian Hudson
James Hudson
Alan Hudson
Philip Hudson
Simon Hudson
Anthony Hudson
William Hudson
Nicholas Hudson
Nigel Hudson

Top female forenames

Susan Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
Sarah Hudson
Karen Hudson
Christine Hudson
Margaret Hudson
Jacqueline Hudson
Michelle Hudson
Gillian Hudson
Helen Hudson
Julie Hudson
Patricia Hudson
Catherine Hudson
Elizabeth Hudson
Linda Hudson
Jane Hudson
Carol Hudson
Joanne Hudson
Ann Hudson
Rachel Hudson


  • 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.