Surname statistics for Charnley

There are approximately 2,718 people named Charnley in the UK. That makes it the 3,540th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 43 are named Charnley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27183540N/A43
United Kingdom (1881 census)139329890.00547
Change since 1881+1325-551-0.001-4
Other Countries
United States42247308less than 0.0012


People with the surname Charnley 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Charnley
Richard Charnley
Peter Charnley
John Charnley
James Charnley
Andrew Charnley
Paul Charnley
Stephen Charnley
Christopher Charnley
Nicholas Charnley
Jack Charnley
Michael Charnley
Shaun Charnley
Lee Charnley
Colin Charnley
Robert Charnley
Thomas Charnley
Chris Charnley
Jason Charnley
Mark Charnley

Top female forenames

Gillian Charnley
Susan Charnley
Margaret Charnley
Amanda Charnley
Linda Charnley
Stella Charnley
Patricia Charnley
Nicola Charnley
Frances Charnley
Elizabeth Charnley
Jane Charnley
Laura Charnley
Kathryn Charnley
Eileen Charnley
Lynne Charnley
Lisa Charnley
Morag Charnley
Joyce Charnley
Heather Charnley
Pauline Charnley


  • 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.