Surname statistics for Picton

There are approximately 2,734 people named Picton in the UK. That makes it the 3,528th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 43 are named Picton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27343528N/A43
United Kingdom (1881 census)101938780.00334
Change since 1881+1715+350+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States38051458less than 0.0011

Top male forenames

David Picton
Andrew Picton
Michael Picton
Steven Picton
Paul Picton
Mark Picton
John Picton
Darren Picton
Colin Picton
Anthony Picton
Edward Picton
Stuart Picton
William Picton
Gary Picton
Stephen Picton
Peter Picton
Matthew Picton

Top female forenames

Susan Picton
Sarah Picton
Karen Picton
Anita Picton
Sandra Picton
Rachel Picton
Nicola Picton
Maureen Picton
Lisa Picton
Lilian Picton
Julie Picton
Jennifer Picton
Ivy Picton
Emma Picton
Elizabeth Picton
Catherine Picton
Valerie Picton


  • 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.