Surname statistics for Williamson

There are approximately 52,073 people named Williamson in the UK. That makes it the 149th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 824 are named Williamson.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)52073149N/A824
United Kingdom (1881 census)268471210.090896
Change since 1881+25226-28-0.008-72
Other Countries
United States112216245N/A416


People with the surname Williamson 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 Williamson are:

  1. Conservative (8)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. SNP (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Williamson
John Williamson
Paul Williamson
Andrew Williamson
Mark Williamson
Ian Williamson
Peter Williamson
Robert Williamson
James Williamson
Michael Williamson
Stephen Williamson
Richard Williamson
William Williamson
Alan Williamson
Anthony Williamson
Neil Williamson
Christopher Williamson
Martin Williamson
Stuart Williamson
Brian Williamson

Top female forenames

Susan Williamson
Margaret Williamson
Helen Williamson
Sarah Williamson
Elizabeth Williamson
Janet Williamson
Mary Williamson
Anne Williamson
Jane Williamson
Gillian Williamson
Christine Williamson
Linda Williamson
Julie Williamson
Claire Williamson
Karen Williamson
Jennifer Williamson
Emma Williamson
Patricia Williamson
Angela Williamson
Sharon Williamson


  • 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.