Surname statistics for Byers

There are approximately 3,627 people named Byers in the UK. That makes it the 2,786th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 57 are named Byers.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)36272786N/A57
United Kingdom (1881 census)155327340.00552
Change since 1881+2074-52+0.001+5
Other Countries
United States312991022N/A116

Top male forenames

David Byers
Andrew Byers
Paul Byers
John Byers
James Byers
Christopher Byers
William Byers
Mark Byers
Michael Byers
Ian Byers
Richard Byers
Gordon Byers
Peter Byers
Geoffrey Byers
Anthony Byers
Robert Byers
Stuart Byers
Stephen Byers
Keith Byers
Alan Byers

Top female forenames

Susan Byers
Lisa Byers
Jacqueline Byers
Kay Byers
Mary Byers
Aimee Byers
Sandra Byers
Anna Byers
Catherine Byers
Lesley Byers
Teresa Byers
Pauline Byers
Helen Byers
Claire Byers
Pamela Byers
Anne Byers
Emma Byers
Sharon Byers
Sarah Byers
Joanna Byers


  • 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.