Surname statistics for Hurst

There are approximately 21,980 people named Hurst in the UK. That makes it the 455th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 348 are named Hurst.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21980455N/A348
United Kingdom (1881 census)106944000.036357
Change since 1881+11286-55-0.00099999999999999-9
Other Countries
United States44587702N/A165


People with the surname Hurst are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Hurst are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Liberal Democrat (3)
  3. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Hurst
Paul Hurst
John Hurst
Andrew Hurst
Michael Hurst
Mark Hurst
Stephen Hurst
Richard Hurst
Peter Hurst
James Hurst
Simon Hurst
Christopher Hurst
Ian Hurst
Robert Hurst
Anthony Hurst
Jonathan Hurst
Martin Hurst
Philip Hurst
Brian Hurst
Steven Hurst

Top female forenames

Susan Hurst
Mary Hurst
Gillian Hurst
Jacqueline Hurst
Patricia Hurst
Sarah Hurst
Linda Hurst
Alison Hurst
Deborah Hurst
Jane Hurst
Catherine Hurst
Elizabeth Hurst
Janet Hurst
Julie Hurst
Louise Hurst
Kathleen Hurst
Angela Hurst
Ann Hurst
Helen Hurst
Barbara Hurst


  • 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.