Surname statistics for Brough

There are approximately 6,207 people named Brough in the UK. That makes it the 1,693rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 98 are named Brough.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)62071693N/A98
United Kingdom (1881 census)366112410.012122
Change since 1881+2546-452-0.002-24
Other Countries
United States31589448N/A12

Top male forenames

David Brough
James Brough
Stephen Brough
Michael Brough
Andrew Brough
Ian Brough
John Brough
Richard Brough
Robert Brough
Christopher Brough
Paul Brough
Alan Brough
Peter Brough
Steven Brough
Martin Brough
Anthony Brough
Simon Brough
Colin Brough
William Brough
Mark Brough

Top female forenames

Julie Brough
Linda Brough
Christine Brough
Ann Brough
Tracy Brough
Lynn Brough
Ruth Brough
Amanda Brough
Helen Brough
Sharon Brough
Gillian Brough
Angela Brough
Katie Brough
Carol Brough
Heather Brough
Sheila Brough
Jane Brough
Sarah Brough
Katherine Brough
Patricia Brough


  • 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.