Surname statistics for Chapman

There are approximately 86,182 people named Chapman in the UK. That makes it the 81th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 1,364 are named Chapman.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)8618281N/A1364
United Kingdom (1881 census)42533720.1421420
Change since 1881+43649-9-0.006-56
Other Countries
United States124614218N/A462


People with the surname Chapman are slightly 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 Chapman are:

  1. Conservative (25)
  2. Liberal Democrat (5)
  3. Labour (4)
  4. Independent (3)
  5. SNP (1)
  6. Green (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Chapman
John Chapman
Paul Chapman
Michael Chapman
Andrew Chapman
Peter Chapman
Mark Chapman
Robert Chapman
Richard Chapman
Christopher Chapman
Stephen Chapman
Ian Chapman
James Chapman
Anthony Chapman
Alan Chapman
Colin Chapman
Neil Chapman
Brian Chapman
Simon Chapman
Gary Chapman

Top female forenames

Susan Chapman
Sarah Chapman
Karen Chapman
Margaret Chapman
Helen Chapman
Julie Chapman
Christine Chapman
Patricia Chapman
Jane Chapman
Jacqueline Chapman
Linda Chapman
Lisa Chapman
Elizabeth Chapman
Jennifer Chapman
Claire Chapman
Janet Chapman
Anne Chapman
Sandra Chapman
Catherine Chapman
Amanda Chapman


  • 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.