Surname statistics for Renshaw

There are approximately 4,892 people named Renshaw in the UK. That makes it the 2,141th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 77 are named Renshaw.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)48922141N/A77
United Kingdom (1881 census)283315780.00995
Change since 1881+2059-563-0.001-18
Other Countries
United States41247443N/A15


People with the surname Renshaw are 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 Renshaw are:

  1. Labour (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Renshaw
Paul Renshaw
David Renshaw
Mark Renshaw
Peter Renshaw
Michael Renshaw
Robert Renshaw
Martin Renshaw
Philip Renshaw
Andrew Renshaw
James Renshaw
Ian Renshaw
Stephen Renshaw
Richard Renshaw
Simon Renshaw
Stuart Renshaw
Keith Renshaw
Geoffrey Renshaw
Anthony Renshaw
Kevin Renshaw

Top female forenames

Helen Renshaw
Sarah Renshaw
Linda Renshaw
Kathryn Renshaw
Karen Renshaw
Sally Renshaw
Sandra Renshaw
Deborah Renshaw
Claire Renshaw
Angela Renshaw
Christine Renshaw
Susan Renshaw
Anne Renshaw
Sharon Renshaw
Patricia Renshaw
Wendy Renshaw
Julie Renshaw
Caroline Renshaw
Elaine Renshaw
Tracey Renshaw


  • 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.