Surname statistics for Milburn

There are approximately 5,655 people named Milburn in the UK. That makes it the 1,842nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 90 are named Milburn.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)56551842N/A90
United Kingdom (1881 census)267316650.00989
Change since 1881+2982-1770+1
Other Countries
United States77544232N/A29


People with the surname Milburn are slightly more 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 Milburn are:

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

Top male forenames

John Milburn
Peter Milburn
Paul Milburn
David Milburn
Christopher Milburn
Andrew Milburn
James Milburn
Keith Milburn
Alan Milburn
Stephen Milburn
Simon Milburn
Ian Milburn
Jonathan Milburn
Richard Milburn
Robert Milburn
Gary Milburn
Anthony Milburn
William Milburn
Michael Milburn
Edward Milburn

Top female forenames

Susan Milburn
Elizabeth Milburn
Angela Milburn
Anne Milburn
Paula Milburn
Gillian Milburn
Julie Milburn
Hayley Milburn
Pauline Milburn
Gemma Milburn
Deborah Milburn
Patricia Milburn
Rachel Milburn
Sally Milburn
Michele Milburn
Michelle Milburn
Nicola Milburn
Amanda Milburn
Penelope Milburn
Philomena Milburn


  • 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.