Surname statistics for Bosley

There are approximately 1,460 people named Bosley in the UK. That makes it the 5,631th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 23 are named Bosley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14605631N/A23
United Kingdom (1881 census)70352160.00223
Change since 1881+757-41500
Other Countries
United States68984698N/A26


People with the surname Bosley are 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.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Bosley are:

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Bosley
Stuart Bosley
John Bosley
Steven Bosley
James Bosley
Colin Bosley
Mark Bosley
Stephen Bosley

Top female forenames

Caroline Bosley
Susan Bosley
Clare Bosley
Dawn Bosley
Anna Bosley
Laura Bosley
Kathleen Bosley
Julie Bosley


  • 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.