Surname statistics for Cardwell

There are approximately 3,335 people named Cardwell in the UK. That makes it the 3,008th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 53 are named Cardwell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33353008N/A53
United Kingdom (1881 census)144129080.00548
Change since 1881+1894-1000+5
Other Countries
United States114502878N/A42

Top male forenames

David Cardwell
Mark Cardwell
Stephen Cardwell
John Cardwell
Ian Cardwell
Robert Cardwell
Michael Cardwell
Andrew Cardwell
Paul Cardwell
Richard Cardwell
Darren Cardwell
Alan Cardwell
Peter Cardwell
Thomas Cardwell
James Cardwell
William Cardwell
Charles Cardwell
Nigel Cardwell
Steven Cardwell
Duncan Cardwell

Top female forenames

Mandy Cardwell
Margaret Cardwell
Alison Cardwell
Mary Cardwell
Christine Cardwell
Susan Cardwell
Theresa Cardwell
Karen Cardwell
Wendy Cardwell
Elizabeth Cardwell
Pamela Cardwell
Laura Cardwell
Julie Cardwell
Diane Cardwell
Maria Cardwell
Sarah Cardwell
Jennifer Cardwell
Denise Cardwell
Estelle Cardwell
Tracey Cardwell


  • 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.