How many John Middletons are there?

In the inaugural post of, let’s count how many John Middletons there are in the world. First, the United States. According to, there are 790 John Middletons in the country. It’s a common first name, with nearly 5 million Johns in the United States alone, and a not-so-common last name, with 50,000 Middletons.

Worldwide, there’s another 50,000 Middletons, according to Forebears. With “John” being used 0.5% of the time, that would be about 250¬†more John Middletons. So the answer: there’s over one thousand of us walking the earth.

Answer: around 1,000

There’s much more to learn about the history of the surname Middleton and the given name John. Stay tuned to this spot.