Surname statistics for Boyes

There are approximately 5,168 people named Boyes in the UK. That makes it the 2,043rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 82 are named Boyes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51682043N/A82
United Kingdom (1881 census)313014420.010105
Change since 1881+2038-601-0.002-23
Other Countries
United States198213971N/A7


People with the surname Boyes 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Boyes
Stephen Boyes
John Boyes
Peter Boyes
Richard Boyes
Paul Boyes
Steven Boyes
James Boyes
Philip Boyes
Mark Boyes
Christopher Boyes
Michael Boyes
Robert Boyes
Ian Boyes
Adam Boyes
Andrew Boyes
William Boyes
Adrian Boyes
Simon Boyes
Nicholas Boyes

Top female forenames

Susan Boyes
Joanne Boyes
Margaret Boyes
Alison Boyes
Jane Boyes
Lisa Boyes
Nicola Boyes
Gillian Boyes
Caroline Boyes
Anne Boyes
Karen Boyes
Barbara Boyes
Pamela Boyes
Elaine Boyes
Kerry Boyes
Linda Boyes
Kate Boyes
Samantha Boyes
Janet Boyes
Wendy Boyes


  • 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.