Surname statistics for Armour

There are approximately 3,124 people named Armour in the UK. That makes it the 3,175th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 49 are named Armour.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31243175N/A49
United Kingdom (1881 census)187723310.00663
Change since 1881+1247-844-0.001-14
Other Countries
United States77114250N/A29

Top male forenames

David Armour
Robert Armour
John Armour
Paul Armour
Christopher Armour
Ian Armour
Andrew Armour
James Armour
Alan Armour
Trevor Armour
Douglas Armour
Timothy Armour
Stuart Armour
Peter Armour
Mark Armour
William Armour
Anthony Armour
Colin Armour
Brian Armour
Eric Armour

Top female forenames

Jane Armour
Susan Armour
Helen Armour
Michelle Armour
Wendy Armour
Elizabeth Armour
Rosslyn Armour
Margaret Armour
Amelia Armour
Alison Armour
Catherine Armour
Janet Armour
Jacqueline Armour
Miriam Armour
Gillian Armour
Louise Armour
Anne Armour
Victoria Armour
Nicola Armour
Christine Armour


  • 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.