Surname statistics for Rowbottom

There are approximately 2,264 people named Rowbottom in the UK. That makes it the 4,085th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 36 are named Rowbottom.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22644085N/A36
United Kingdom (1881 census)178524400.00660
Change since 1881+479-1645-0.002-24
Other Countries
United States32358692less than 0.0011


People with the surname Rowbottom are slightly 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Stephen Rowbottom
John Rowbottom
Paul Rowbottom
Peter Rowbottom
Christopher Rowbottom
David Rowbottom
Mark Rowbottom
Anthony Rowbottom
Keith Rowbottom
Steven Rowbottom
Simon Rowbottom
Andrew Rowbottom
Michael Rowbottom
James Rowbottom
Philip Rowbottom

Top female forenames

Susan Rowbottom
Mary Rowbottom
Sarah Rowbottom
Carol Rowbottom
Helen Rowbottom
Cheryl Rowbottom
Philippa Rowbottom
Nichole Rowbottom
Eileen Rowbottom
Mandy Rowbottom
Kim Rowbottom
Emma Rowbottom
Janet Rowbottom
Jane Rowbottom
Joan Rowbottom


  • 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.