Surname statistics for Marsden

There are approximately 20,422 people named Marsden in the UK. That makes it the 491th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 323 are named Marsden.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20422491N/A323
United Kingdom (1881 census)124013410.041414
Change since 1881+8021-150-0.009-91
Other Countries
United States44996886N/A17


People with the surname Marsden 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Marsden
John Marsden
Paul Marsden
Peter Marsden
Richard Marsden
Andrew Marsden
Robert Marsden
Christopher Marsden
Stephen Marsden
James Marsden
Ian Marsden
Michael Marsden
Keith Marsden
Anthony Marsden
Philip Marsden
Jonathan Marsden
Simon Marsden
Gary Marsden
Steven Marsden
Neil Marsden

Top female forenames

Susan Marsden
Sarah Marsden
Janet Marsden
Julie Marsden
Elizabeth Marsden
Deborah Marsden
Karen Marsden
Margaret Marsden
Michelle Marsden
Helen Marsden
Jane Marsden
Anne Marsden
Mary Marsden
Christine Marsden
Patricia Marsden
Pauline Marsden
Catherine Marsden
Samantha Marsden
Diane Marsden
Barbara Marsden


  • 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.