Surname statistics for Church

There are approximately 13,282 people named Church in the UK. That makes it the 767th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 210 are named Church.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13282767N/A210
United Kingdom (1881 census)65346490.022218
Change since 1881+6748-118-0.001-8
Other Countries
United States35539890N/A132


People with the surname Church are considerably 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Church
David Church
Peter Church
Richard Church
Stephen Church
Michael Church
Andrew Church
Anthony Church
Christopher Church
Paul Church
Robert Church
Alan Church
Philip Church
Simon Church
Martin Church
Gary Church
Graham Church
William Church
James Church
Jonathan Church

Top female forenames

Margaret Church
Susan Church
Julie Church
Janet Church
Patricia Church
Joanne Church
Denise Church
Diane Church
Sarah Church
Vanessa Church
Clare Church
Ann Church
Angela Church
Rebecca Church
Linda Church
Lisa Church
Gillian Church
Christine Church
Samantha Church
Catherine Church


  • 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.