Surname statistics for Cater

There are approximately 3,351 people named Cater in the UK. That makes it the 2,999th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 53 are named Cater.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)33512999N/A53
United Kingdom (1881 census)143729140.00548
Change since 1881+1914-850+5
Other Countries
United States37598124N/A14


People with the surname Cater are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Independent.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Cater
John Cater
Michael Cater
Paul Cater
Andrew Cater
Mark Cater
Robert Cater
Ian Cater
Christopher Cater
Darren Cater
Alan Cater
Thomas Cater
Gary Cater
George Cater
Philip Cater
Peter Cater
James Cater
Richard Cater
Anthony Cater
Matthew Cater

Top female forenames

Louise Cater
Jacqueline Cater
Elizabeth Cater
Lorraine Cater
Patricia Cater
Andrea Cater
Suzanne Cater
Pamela Cater
Angela Cater
Sharon Cater
Gillian Cater
Claire Cater
Susan Cater
Tracey Cater
Emma Cater
Sophie Cater
Josephine Cater
Kathleen Cater
Juliet Cater
Joanne Cater


  • 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.