Surname statistics for Cheshire

There are approximately 4,787 people named Cheshire in the UK. That makes it the 2,190th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 76 are named Cheshire.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)47872190N/A76
United Kingdom (1881 census)230719500.00877
Change since 1881+2480-2400-1
Other Countries
United States29759997N/A11


People with the surname Cheshire 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 Cheshire are:

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

Top male forenames

David Cheshire
Paul Cheshire
John Cheshire
Stephen Cheshire
Christopher Cheshire
Neil Cheshire
Richard Cheshire
Michael Cheshire
Peter Cheshire
James Cheshire
Ian Cheshire
Anthony Cheshire
Mark Cheshire
Steven Cheshire
Keith Cheshire
Simon Cheshire
Stuart Cheshire
Alan Cheshire
Nicholas Cheshire
Robert Cheshire

Top female forenames

Claire Cheshire
Susan Cheshire
Christine Cheshire
Janet Cheshire
Nicola Cheshire
Mary Cheshire
Jennifer Cheshire
Hilary Cheshire
Deborah Cheshire
Elizabeth Cheshire
Marlene Cheshire
Kelly Cheshire
Margaret Cheshire
Linda Cheshire
Jill Cheshire
Amanda Cheshire
Diane Cheshire
Sharon Cheshire
Paula Cheshire
Jane Cheshire


  • 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.