Surname statistics for Robertson

There are approximately 82,458 people named Robertson in the UK. That makes it the 85th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,305 are named Robertson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)8245885N/A1305
United Kingdom (1881 census)50183580.1681676
Change since 1881+32275-27-0.037-371
Other Countries
United States150299159N/A557


People with the surname Robertson are slightly 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.

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

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Independent (6)
  3. Labour (5)
  4. Liberal Democrat (4)
  5. SNP (3)
  6. Herefordshire Independents (1)
  7. Molesey Resident's Assocication (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Robertson
John Robertson
James Robertson
Ian Robertson
Andrew Robertson
William Robertson
Stuart Robertson
Peter Robertson
Neil Robertson
Alan Robertson
Paul Robertson
Mark Robertson
Michael Robertson
Robert Robertson
Alexander Robertson
Iain Robertson
Brian Robertson
Craig Robertson
Scott Robertson
Colin Robertson

Top female forenames

Margaret Robertson
Susan Robertson
Elizabeth Robertson
Karen Robertson
Fiona Robertson
Jane Robertson
Mary Robertson
Sarah Robertson
Christine Robertson
Anne Robertson
Helen Robertson
Catherine Robertson
Patricia Robertson
Jennifer Robertson
Elaine Robertson
Emma Robertson
Linda Robertson
Alison Robertson
Julie Robertson
Sandra Robertson


  • 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.