Surname statistics for Samson

There are approximately 4,114 people named Samson in the UK. That makes it the 2,530th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 65 are named Samson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)41142530N/A65
United Kingdom (1881 census)213920820.00771
Change since 1881+1975-4480-6
Other Countries
United States100533265N/A37


People with the surname Samson 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Samson
David Samson
Paul Samson
Richard Samson
James Samson
Mark Samson
Barry Samson
Colin Samson
Christopher Samson
Michael Samson
Joseph Samson
Daniel Samson
Charles Samson
Brian Samson
Robert Samson
William Samson
Ian Samson
Philip Samson
Savas Samson
Alan Samson

Top female forenames

Angela Samson
Ruth Samson
Linda Samson
Kathryn Samson
Pauline Samson
Janet Samson
Jacqueline Samson
Gillian Samson
Fiona Samson
Alison Samson
Samantha Samson
Sarah Samson
Denise Samson
Tina Samson
Shirley Samson
Theresa Samson
Muriel Samson
Lynne Samson
Lynn Samson
Judith Samson


  • 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.