Surname statistics for Sansom

There are approximately 5,412 people named Sansom in the UK. That makes it the 1,934th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 86 are named Sansom.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)54121934N/A86
United Kingdom (1881 census)202021870.00767
Change since 1881+3392+253+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States283110426N/A10


People with the surname Sansom 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

David Sansom
Mark Sansom
Paul Sansom
Michael Sansom
Robert Sansom
Peter Sansom
John Sansom
Timothy Sansom
Martin Sansom
Andrew Sansom
Roger Sansom
Gary Sansom
Brian Sansom
Nicholas Sansom
Christopher Sansom
Steven Sansom
Stephen Sansom
Graham Sansom
Frank Sansom
Neil Sansom

Top female forenames

Susan Sansom
Linda Sansom
Angela Sansom
Julie Sansom
Judith Sansom
Claire Sansom
Lisa Sansom
Lorraine Sansom
Joan Sansom
Nicola Sansom
Patricia Sansom
Frances Sansom
Ann Sansom
Sarah Sansom
Carol Sansom
Sharon Sansom
Pauline Sansom
Simone Sansom
Margaret Sansom
Sheila Sansom


  • 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.