Surname statistics for Moffatt

There are approximately 4,787 people named Moffatt in the UK. That makes it the 2,191th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 76 are named Moffatt.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)47872191N/A76
United Kingdom (1881 census)192722740.00664
Change since 1881+2860+83+0.002+12
Other Countries
United States43777049N/A16


People with the surname Moffatt 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Moffatt
Paul Moffatt
James Moffatt
David Moffatt
Robert Moffatt
Michael Moffatt
Andrew Moffatt
Christopher Moffatt
Peter Moffatt
Colin Moffatt
Thomas Moffatt
Richard Moffatt
Keith Moffatt
Stuart Moffatt
Kevin Moffatt
Roger Moffatt
Ian Moffatt
Steven Moffatt
Matthew Moffatt
Simon Moffatt

Top female forenames

Victoria Moffatt
Elizabeth Moffatt
Lynne Moffatt
Angela Moffatt
Barbara Moffatt
Susan Moffatt
Helen Moffatt
Marie Moffatt
Jacqueline Moffatt
Jennifer Moffatt
Julie Moffatt
Alison Moffatt
Dawn Moffatt
Claire Moffatt
Andrea Moffatt
Maureen Moffatt
Monika Moffatt
Sheila Moffatt
Pamela Moffatt
Sharon Moffatt


  • 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.