Surname statistics for Chew

There are approximately 3,895 people named Chew in the UK. That makes it the 2,637th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 62 are named Chew.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)38952637N/A62
United Kingdom (1881 census)152327800.00551
Change since 1881+2372+143+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States85163831N/A32


People with the surname Chew are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Independent.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Christopher Chew
John Chew
Wai Chew
David Chew
Michael Chew
Simon Chew
Richard Chew
Ian Chew
Robert Chew
Peter Chew
Swee Chew
Paul Chew
Andrew Chew
Stephen Chew
James Chew
Nigel Chew
Kok Chew
Anthony Chew
Tony Chew
Colin Chew

Top female forenames

Susan Chew
Elizabeth Chew
Angela Chew
Sarah Chew
Lily Chew
Siew Chew
Jane Chew
Suzanne Chew
Tracey Chew
Tai Chew
Alison Chew
Helen Chew
Victoria Chew
Vanessa Chew
Julie Chew
Mei Chew
Janice Chew
Christine Chew
Deborah Chew
Alice Chew


  • 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.