Surname statistics for Chance

There are approximately 3,464 people named Chance in the UK. That makes it the 2,911th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 55 are named Chance.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34642911N/A55
United Kingdom (1881 census)138630010.00546
Change since 1881+2078+900+9
Other Countries
United States135862441N/A50


People with the surname Chance are 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Chance
Michael Chance
Stephen Chance
John Chance
Peter Chance
Ian Chance
Andrew Chance
Richard Chance
Christopher Chance
Colin Chance
James Chance
Alan Chance
Nicholas Chance
Simon Chance
Edward Chance
Gary Chance
Thomas Chance
Steven Chance
Kevin Chance
Stuart Chance

Top female forenames

Christine Chance
Anne Chance
Lisa Chance
Donna Chance
Sara Chance
Karen Chance
Ann Chance
Julia Chance
Clare Chance
Sharon Chance
Tracey Chance
Louise Chance
Vanessa Chance
Natalie Chance
Stephanie Chance
Julie Chance
Deena Chance
Rebecca Chance
Carole Chance
Sandra Chance


  • 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.