Surname statistics for Carver

There are approximately 6,256 people named Carver in the UK. That makes it the 1,679th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 99 are named Carver.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)62561679N/A99
United Kingdom (1881 census)271216470.00991
Change since 1881+3544-32+0.001+8
Other Countries
United States315661014N/A117


People with the surname Carver 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Carver
Michael Carver
David Carver
Paul Carver
Mark Carver
Andrew Carver
James Carver
Christopher Carver
Richard Carver
Stephen Carver
Robert Carver
Nicholas Carver
Peter Carver
Charles Carver
Anthony Carver
Clive Carver
William Carver
Martin Carver
Simon Carver
Philip Carver

Top female forenames

Susan Carver
Margaret Carver
Elizabeth Carver
Lesley Carver
Julie Carver
Caroline Carver
Jacqueline Carver
Emma Carver
Sarah Carver
Judith Carver
Jane Carver
Louise Carver
Marie Carver
Tracy Carver
Patricia Carver
Nicola Carver
Deborah Carver
Sally Carver
Carol Carver
Janet Carver


  • 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.