Surname statistics for Board

There are approximately 2,807 people named Board in the UK. That makes it the 3,442nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 44 are named Board.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28073442N/A44
United Kingdom (1881 census)111236050.00437
Change since 1881+1695+1630+7
Other Countries
United States38567959N/A14


People with the surname Board are slightly more 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Board
John Board
Andrew Board
Richard Board
Peter Board
Christopher Board
Simon Board
Matthew Board
Paul Board
Colin Board
Steven Board
Robert Board
Keith Board
Philip Board
Michael Board
Stephen Board
Mark Board
Jeremy Board
Anthony Board
Roger Board

Top female forenames

Julie Board
Jane Board
Helen Board
Elizabeth Board
Nicola Board
Victoria Board
Alyson Board
Lisa Board
Melanie Board
Ruth Board
Caren Board
Rebecca Board
Claire Board
Susan Board
Natalie Board
Heather Board
Rachel Board
Wendy Board
Janet Board
Laura Board


  • 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.