Surname statistics for Bury

There are approximately 2,880 people named Bury in the UK. That makes it the 3,370th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 46 are named Bury.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)28803370N/A46
United Kingdom (1881 census)222520060.00774
Change since 1881+655-1364-0.002-28
Other Countries
United States284910357N/A11


People with the surname Bury 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Andrew Bury
John Bury
David Bury
Stephen Bury
James Bury
Michael Bury
Anthony Bury
Nicholas Bury
Richard Bury
Mark Bury
Christian Bury
Jonathan Bury
Paul Bury
Philip Bury
Simon Bury
Christopher Bury
Charles Bury
Clive Bury
Nigel Bury
Frank Bury

Top female forenames

Susan Bury
Joanne Bury
Patricia Bury
Carol Bury
Julie Bury
Amy Bury
Kelly Bury
Lesley Bury
Sandra Bury
Hannah Bury
Ewelina Bury
Anna Bury
Amanda Bury
Jennifer Bury
Allison Bury
Ruth Bury
Alison Bury
Carolann Bury
Moira Bury
Pamela Bury


  • 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.