Surname statistics for Stapleton

There are approximately 7,505 people named Stapleton in the UK. That makes it the 1,442nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 119 are named Stapleton.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)75051442N/A119
United Kingdom (1881 census)300714900.010100
Change since 1881+4498+48+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States175291880N/A65


People with the surname Stapleton 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Stapleton
John Stapleton
Paul Stapleton
Michael Stapleton
Ian Stapleton
Peter Stapleton
Gary Stapleton
Mark Stapleton
Stephen Stapleton
James Stapleton
Christopher Stapleton
Brian Stapleton
Kenneth Stapleton
Anthony Stapleton
Alan Stapleton
Matthew Stapleton
Colin Stapleton
Graham Stapleton
William Stapleton
Richard Stapleton

Top female forenames

Jennifer Stapleton
Susan Stapleton
Emma Stapleton
Deborah Stapleton
Jane Stapleton
Barbara Stapleton
Carole Stapleton
Nicola Stapleton
Julie Stapleton
Jacqueline Stapleton
Anne Stapleton
Sharon Stapleton
Shirley Stapleton
Helen Stapleton
Joan Stapleton
Sarah Stapleton
Kathleen Stapleton
Patricia Stapleton
Sandra Stapleton
Valerie Stapleton


  • 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.