Surname statistics for Buckley

There are approximately 32,584 people named Buckley in the UK. That makes it the 285th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 516 are named Buckley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32584285N/A516
United Kingdom (1881 census)163022380.054544
Change since 1881+16282-47-0.002-28
Other Countries
United States40706772N/A151


People with the surname Buckley are slightly less 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 Buckley are:

  1. Conservative (7)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Buckley
David Buckley
Michael Buckley
Paul Buckley
Peter Buckley
Stephen Buckley
Christopher Buckley
Richard Buckley
James Buckley
Andrew Buckley
Mark Buckley
Anthony Buckley
Ian Buckley
Robert Buckley
William Buckley
Steven Buckley
Kevin Buckley
Daniel Buckley
Neil Buckley
Martin Buckley

Top female forenames

Susan Buckley
Sarah Buckley
Patricia Buckley
Mary Buckley
Christine Buckley
Karen Buckley
Julie Buckley
Jane Buckley
Margaret Buckley
Barbara Buckley
Angela Buckley
Fiona Buckley
Helen Buckley
Linda Buckley
Lesley Buckley
Nicola Buckley
Elizabeth Buckley
Janet Buckley
Anne Buckley
Pamela Buckley


  • 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.