Surname statistics for Bowyer

There are approximately 7,594 people named Bowyer in the UK. That makes it the 1,416th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 120 are named Bowyer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)75941416N/A120
United Kingdom (1881 census)326513850.011109
Change since 1881+4329-31+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States40997496N/A15


People with the surname Bowyer 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 Bowyer are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Peter Bowyer
David Bowyer
Michael Bowyer
Andrew Bowyer
Richard Bowyer
John Bowyer
Robert Bowyer
Mark Bowyer
Paul Bowyer
Simon Bowyer
Ian Bowyer
Gary Bowyer
James Bowyer
Christopher Bowyer
Matthew Bowyer
Steven Bowyer
George Bowyer
Thomas Bowyer
Anthony Bowyer
Martin Bowyer

Top female forenames

Susan Bowyer
Alison Bowyer
Sarah Bowyer
Sally Bowyer
Helen Bowyer
Julie Bowyer
Angela Bowyer
Christine Bowyer
Linda Bowyer
Lisa Bowyer
Deborah Bowyer
Margaret Bowyer
Elizabeth Bowyer
Pamela Bowyer
Jane Bowyer
Jacqueline Bowyer
Rosemary Bowyer
Catherine Bowyer
Sandra Bowyer
Janet Bowyer


  • 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.