Surname statistics for Jameson

There are approximately 6,418 people named Jameson in the UK. That makes it the 1,648th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 102 are named Jameson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)64181648N/A102
United Kingdom (1881 census)331413710.011111
Change since 1881+3104-277-0.001-9
Other Countries
United States128682588N/A48


People with the surname Jameson 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Jameson
Paul Jameson
David Jameson
Andrew Jameson
Robert Jameson
Ian Jameson
Michael Jameson
Peter Jameson
Christopher Jameson
Richard Jameson
Stuart Jameson
Stephen Jameson
James Jameson
Mark Jameson
Gary Jameson
Thomas Jameson
William Jameson
Matthew Jameson
Martin Jameson
Keith Jameson

Top female forenames

Susan Jameson
Sarah Jameson
Helen Jameson
Linda Jameson
Samantha Jameson
Margaret Jameson
Nicola Jameson
Pamela Jameson
Ann Jameson
Angela Jameson
Elizabeth Jameson
Evelyn Jameson
Amanda Jameson
Patricia Jameson
Kate Jameson
Tracy Jameson
Carol Jameson
Carolyn Jameson
Christine Jameson
Suzanne Jameson


  • 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.