Surname statistics for Mitchell

There are approximately 128,600 people named Mitchell in the UK. That makes it the 50th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 2,035 are named Mitchell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12860050N/A2035
United Kingdom (1881 census)60751390.2032029
Change since 1881+67849-11+0.00099999999999997+6
Other Countries
United States36743344N/A1362


People with the surname Mitchell 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 Mitchell are:

  1. Conservative (16)
  2. Labour (12)
  3. Liberal Democrat (4)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Mitchell
David Mitchell
Paul Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell
Robert Mitchell
James Mitchell
Peter Mitchell
Ian Mitchell
Stephen Mitchell
William Mitchell
Michael Mitchell
Christopher Mitchell
Alan Mitchell
Mark Mitchell
Colin Mitchell
Steven Mitchell
Stuart Mitchell
Gary Mitchell
Brian Mitchell
Anthony Mitchell

Top female forenames

Susan Mitchell
Elizabeth Mitchell
Sarah Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell
Christine Mitchell
Karen Mitchell
Jacqueline Mitchell
Julie Mitchell
Helen Mitchell
Alison Mitchell
Jane Mitchell
Linda Mitchell
Anne Mitchell
Claire Mitchell
Patricia Mitchell
Sandra Mitchell
Nicola Mitchell
Catherine Mitchell
Janet Mitchell
Mary Mitchell


  • 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.