Surname statistics for Chambers

There are approximately 39,870 people named Chambers in the UK. That makes it the 216th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 631 are named Chambers.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39870216N/A631
United Kingdom (1881 census)170302240.057569
Change since 1881+22840+8+0.006+62
Other Countries
United States90325305N/A335


People with the surname Chambers 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 Chambers are:

  1. Conservative (10)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Chambers
John Chambers
Paul Chambers
Michael Chambers
Stephen Chambers
Peter Chambers
Mark Chambers
Christopher Chambers
Robert Chambers
Andrew Chambers
Martin Chambers
Ian Chambers
Richard Chambers
James Chambers
William Chambers
Steven Chambers
Neil Chambers
Alan Chambers
Philip Chambers
Colin Chambers

Top female forenames

Susan Chambers
Elizabeth Chambers
Sarah Chambers
Margaret Chambers
Julie Chambers
Linda Chambers
Janet Chambers
Catherine Chambers
Helen Chambers
Jane Chambers
Lisa Chambers
Christine Chambers
Emma Chambers
Claire Chambers
Deborah Chambers
Jennifer Chambers
Alison Chambers
Anne Chambers
Joanne Chambers
Nicola Chambers


  • 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.