Surname statistics for Stafford

We don't have any stats on how common this name is. This is probably because it's very rare in the UK.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)012610.0000
United Kingdom (1881 census)63736740.021213
Change since 1881
Other Countries
United States453496890.017168


People with the surname Stafford 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 Stafford are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Stafford
Paul Stafford
David Stafford
Mark Stafford
Andrew Stafford
Michael Stafford
James Stafford
Peter Stafford
Christopher Stafford
Gary Stafford
Robert Stafford
Anthony Stafford
Ian Stafford
Simon Stafford
Philip Stafford
Richard Stafford
Lee Stafford
Stephen Stafford
William Stafford
Neil Stafford

Top female forenames

Susan Stafford
Elizabeth Stafford
Karen Stafford
Nicola Stafford
Sarah Stafford
Jacqueline Stafford
Jane Stafford
Patricia Stafford
Diane Stafford
Alison Stafford
Linda Stafford
Julie Stafford
Janet Stafford
Gillian Stafford
Amanda Stafford
Rachel Stafford
Mary Stafford
Christine Stafford
Claire Stafford
Fiona Stafford


  • 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.