Surname statistics for Broom

There are approximately 5,055 people named Broom in the UK. That makes it the 2,077th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 80 are named Broom.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50552077N/A80
United Kingdom (1881 census)369212360.012123
Change since 1881+1363-841-0.004-43
Other Countries
United States48466462N/A18


People with the surname Broom 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Broom
John Broom
Peter Broom
Michael Broom
Alan Broom
Robert Broom
James Broom
Paul Broom
Stephen Broom
Andrew Broom
Keith Broom
Jonathan Broom
Martin Broom
Graham Broom
Ian Broom
Philip Broom
Richard Broom
Nigel Broom
William Broom
Christopher Broom

Top female forenames

Deborah Broom
Jane Broom
Margaret Broom
Nicola Broom
Sarah Broom
Louise Broom
Claire Broom
Karen Broom
Denise Broom
Gillian Broom
Sharon Broom
Clare Broom
Linda Broom
Ann Broom
Valerie Broom
Jennifer Broom
Gail Broom
Victoria Broom
Beverley Broom
Lisa Broom


  • 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.