Surname statistics for Mason

There are approximately 86,028 people named Mason in the UK. That makes it the 82nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,362 are named Mason.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)8602882N/A1362
United Kingdom (1881 census)40268740.1341345
Change since 1881+45760-8+0.002+17
Other Countries
United States155484149N/A576


People with the surname Mason 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 Mason are:

  1. Conservative (10)
  2. Labour (6)
  3. Liberal Democrat (4)
  4. Independent (4)
  5. Resident's Association (2)
  6. Rochford District Residents (2)
  7. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Mason
John Mason
Paul Mason
Andrew Mason
Peter Mason
Robert Mason
Stephen Mason
Richard Mason
James Mason
Michael Mason
Christopher Mason
Ian Mason
Philip Mason
Mark Mason
Alan Mason
Anthony Mason
William Mason
Gary Mason
Simon Mason
Timothy Mason

Top female forenames

Susan Mason
Sarah Mason
Margaret Mason
Helen Mason
Jane Mason
Karen Mason
Christine Mason
Julie Mason
Claire Mason
Elizabeth Mason
Deborah Mason
Linda Mason
Patricia Mason
Emma Mason
Angela Mason
Wendy Mason
Janet Mason
Caroline Mason
Catherine Mason
Gillian Mason


  • 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.