Surname statistics for Burrows

There are approximately 27,448 people named Burrows in the UK. That makes it the 347th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 434 are named Burrows.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27448347N/A434
United Kingdom (1881 census)131093150.044438
Change since 1881+14339-32-0.001-4
Other Countries
United States169721946N/A63


People with the surname Burrows 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Burrows
John Burrows
Michael Burrows
Peter Burrows
Paul Burrows
Stephen Burrows
Mark Burrows
James Burrows
Andrew Burrows
Richard Burrows
Christopher Burrows
Robert Burrows
Kevin Burrows
Alan Burrows
Anthony Burrows
Simon Burrows
Ian Burrows
Steven Burrows
William Burrows
Nicholas Burrows

Top female forenames

Susan Burrows
Karen Burrows
Christine Burrows
Lisa Burrows
Jane Burrows
Patricia Burrows
Sarah Burrows
Claire Burrows
Mary Burrows
Elizabeth Burrows
Emma Burrows
Margaret Burrows
Julie Burrows
Helen Burrows
Rachel Burrows
Catherine Burrows
Carol Burrows
Sandra Burrows
Deborah Burrows
Gillian Burrows


  • 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.