Surname statistics for Skelton

There are approximately 8,852 people named Skelton in the UK. That makes it the 1,205th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 140 are named Skelton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)88521205N/A140
United Kingdom (1881 census)435910290.015146
Change since 1881+4493-176-0.001-6
Other Countries
United States145422291N/A54


People with the surname Skelton 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (1)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Skelton
David Skelton
Andrew Skelton
Robert Skelton
James Skelton
Paul Skelton
Peter Skelton
Mark Skelton
Christopher Skelton
Richard Skelton
Matthew Skelton
Stephen Skelton
Daniel Skelton
Martin Skelton
Michael Skelton
William Skelton
Alan Skelton
Chris Skelton
Charles Skelton
Brian Skelton

Top female forenames

Julie Skelton
Susan Skelton
Sarah Skelton
Linda Skelton
Elizabeth Skelton
Jill Skelton
Margaret Skelton
Mary Skelton
Patricia Skelton
Helen Skelton
Sally Skelton
Lisa Skelton
Christine Skelton
Anne Skelton
Alison Skelton
Angela Skelton
Joanne Skelton
Ann Skelton
Tracey Skelton
Gillian Skelton


  • 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.