Surname statistics for Lightfoot

There are approximately 6,824 people named Lightfoot in the UK. That makes it the 1,560th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 108 are named Lightfoot.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)68241560N/A108
United Kingdom (1881 census)416610870.014139
Change since 1881+2658-473-0.003-31
Other Countries
United States81903982N/A30


People with the surname Lightfoot are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Lightfoot
David Lightfoot
Paul Lightfoot
Michael Lightfoot
Andrew Lightfoot
Stephen Lightfoot
Peter Lightfoot
Robert Lightfoot
Steven Lightfoot
Christopher Lightfoot
Mark Lightfoot
James Lightfoot
Darren Lightfoot
Richard Lightfoot
Martin Lightfoot
Alan Lightfoot
Timothy Lightfoot
Roger Lightfoot
Kevin Lightfoot
Matthew Lightfoot

Top female forenames

Susan Lightfoot
Nicola Lightfoot
Rachel Lightfoot
Patricia Lightfoot
Christine Lightfoot
Joanne Lightfoot
Clare Lightfoot
Jacqueline Lightfoot
Emma Lightfoot
Julie Lightfoot
Katie Lightfoot
Gillian Lightfoot
Carol Lightfoot
Victoria Lightfoot
Sarah Lightfoot
Anne Lightfoot
Helen Lightfoot
Isabel Lightfoot
Jane Lightfoot
Janet Lightfoot


  • 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.