Surname statistics for Brookes

There are approximately 21,769 people named Brookes in the UK. That makes it the 460th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 345 are named Brookes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21769460N/A345
United Kingdom (1881 census)70346050.023235
Change since 1881+14735+145+0.011+110
Other Countries
United States170315738N/A6


People with the surname Brookes are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Brookes are:

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Brookes
John Brookes
Michael Brookes
Paul Brookes
Andrew Brookes
Peter Brookes
Anthony Brookes
Mark Brookes
Alan Brookes
Stephen Brookes
Christopher Brookes
Richard Brookes
Robert Brookes
Ian Brookes
James Brookes
Philip Brookes
Neil Brookes
Simon Brookes
Steven Brookes
Colin Brookes

Top female forenames

Susan Brookes
Christine Brookes
Anne Brookes
Emma Brookes
Wendy Brookes
Helen Brookes
Jane Brookes
Joanne Brookes
Margaret Brookes
Nicola Brookes
Patricia Brookes
Elizabeth Brookes
Linda Brookes
Catherine Brookes
Ann Brookes
Lynn Brookes
Gillian Brookes
Sarah Brookes
Jacqueline Brookes
Sheila Brookes


  • 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.