Surname statistics for Webster

There are approximately 51,967 people named Webster in the UK. That makes it the 150th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 822 are named Webster.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51967150N/A822
United Kingdom (1881 census)260451250.087870
Change since 1881+25922-25-0.005-48
Other Countries
United States70123418N/A260


People with the surname Webster 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 Webster are:

  1. Conservative (10)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Plaid Cymru (1)
  4. Resident's Association (1)
  5. Non-Aligned (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Webster
John Webster
Paul Webster
Mark Webster
Michael Webster
Andrew Webster
Peter Webster
Stephen Webster
Robert Webster
Richard Webster
James Webster
Christopher Webster
Ian Webster
Simon Webster
Martin Webster
Philip Webster
Steven Webster
Alan Webster
Jonathan Webster
Colin Webster

Top female forenames

Susan Webster
Elizabeth Webster
Margaret Webster
Sarah Webster
Angela Webster
Patricia Webster
Nicola Webster
Helen Webster
Ann Webster
Joanne Webster
Karen Webster
Linda Webster
Julie Webster
Lisa Webster
Catherine Webster
Christine Webster
Anne Webster
Claire Webster
Jennifer Webster
Jacqueline Webster


  • 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.