Surname statistics for Orton

There are approximately 5,988 people named Orton in the UK. That makes it the 1,745th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 95 are named Orton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)59881745N/A95
United Kingdom (1881 census)281415860.00994
Change since 1881+3174-1590+1
Other Countries
United States62465154N/A23


People with the surname Orton 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 Orton are:

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

Top male forenames

David Orton
John Orton
Peter Orton
Paul Orton
Richard Orton
Simon Orton
Michael Orton
Christopher Orton
Matthew Orton
Mark Orton
Robert Orton
Keith Orton
Steven Orton
James Orton
Neil Orton
Barry Orton
Alan Orton
Nicholas Orton
Andrew Orton
Edward Orton

Top female forenames

Sarah Orton
Helen Orton
Elizabeth Orton
Linda Orton
Christine Orton
Susan Orton
Jayne Orton
Emily Orton
Joanne Orton
Barbara Orton
Annette Orton
Rachel Orton
Mary Orton
Lynn Orton
Gillian Orton
Mandy Orton
Angela Orton
Deborah Orton
Tracey Orton
Margaret Orton


  • 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.