Surname statistics for Canham

There are approximately 2,791 people named Canham in the UK. That makes it the 3,465th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 44 are named Canham.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27913465N/A44
United Kingdom (1881 census)133330980.00445
Change since 1881+1458-3670-1
Other Countries
United States85926672less than 0.0013


People with the surname Canham are slightly more likely to be politicians than 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

David Canham
Michael Canham
Paul Canham
Christopher Canham
Ian Canham
John Canham
Mark Canham
Stephen Canham
Colin Canham
Nicholas Canham
Neil Canham
Steven Canham
Philip Canham
Peter Canham
Gary Canham
Robert Canham
Wayne Canham
Stewart Canham
Nigel Canham
Keith Canham

Top female forenames

Catherine Canham
Patricia Canham
Karen Canham
Rebecca Canham
Victoria Canham
Janet Canham
Susan Canham
Jill Canham
Julia Canham
Jennifer Canham
Emma Canham
Prudence Canham
Christine Canham
Caroline Canham
Wendy Canham
Louise Canham
Janine Canham
Joan Canham
Belinda Canham
Barbara Canham


  • 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.