Surname statistics for Burchell

There are approximately 3,667 people named Burchell in the UK. That makes it the 2,764th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 58 are named Burchell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36672764N/A58
United Kingdom (1881 census)133330970.00445
Change since 1881+2334+333+0.002+13
Other Countries
United States271710779N/A10

Top male forenames

David Burchell
Nicholas Burchell
Graham Burchell
Christopher Burchell
Peter Burchell
John Burchell
Philip Burchell
Richard Burchell
Timothy Burchell
Lee Burchell
Mark Burchell
Robert Burchell
Alan Burchell
Jonathan Burchell
Simon Burchell
Paul Burchell
Andrew Burchell
Keith Burchell
Derek Burchell
Ian Burchell

Top female forenames

Jacqueline Burchell
Barbara Burchell
Frances Burchell
Kathryn Burchell
Linda Burchell
Patricia Burchell
Emma Burchell
Karen Burchell
Christine Burchell
Jennifer Burchell
Hazel Burchell
Susan Burchell
Mary Burchell
Sarah Burchell
Carolyn Burchell
Anne Burchell
Louise Burchell
Judith Burchell
Elaine Burchell
Edwina Burchell


  • 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.