Surname statistics for Pitts

There are approximately 5,387 people named Pitts in the UK. That makes it the 1,949th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 85 are named Pitts.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)53871949N/A85
United Kingdom (1881 census)307214640.010103
Change since 1881+2315-485-0.001-18
Other Countries
United States48462639N/A180


People with the surname Pitts are 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Pitts
Michael Pitts
David Pitts
Stephen Pitts
Andrew Pitts
James Pitts
Jonathan Pitts
Mark Pitts
Graham Pitts
Roger Pitts
Richard Pitts
Robert Pitts
Brian Pitts
Peter Pitts
Malcolm Pitts
Keith Pitts
Ian Pitts
Anthony Pitts
Simon Pitts
Kevin Pitts

Top female forenames

Angela Pitts
Susan Pitts
Linda Pitts
Anne Pitts
Nicola Pitts
Julia Pitts
Jennifer Pitts
Pamela Pitts
Shirley Pitts
Elaine Pitts
Joan Pitts
Catherine Pitts
Victoria Pitts
Vanessa Pitts
Christine Pitts
Carol Pitts
Margaret Pitts
Naomi Pitts
Tracy Pitts
Patricia Pitts


  • 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.