Surname statistics for Clough

There are approximately 8,884 people named Clough in the UK. That makes it the 1,196th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 141 are named Clough.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)88841196N/A141
United Kingdom (1881 census)66866330.022223
Change since 1881+2198-563-0.008-82
Other Countries
United States90323616N/A34


People with the surname Clough are 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Clough are:

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

Top male forenames

John Clough
David Clough
Paul Clough
Michael Clough
Stephen Clough
Peter Clough
Andrew Clough
Richard Clough
Robert Clough
Ian Clough
Mark Clough
Jonathan Clough
Brian Clough
James Clough
Simon Clough
Christopher Clough
Alan Clough
Stuart Clough
Anthony Clough
Graham Clough

Top female forenames

Margaret Clough
Susan Clough
Ann Clough
Christine Clough
Helen Clough
Sally Clough
Deborah Clough
Alison Clough
Elizabeth Clough
Sarah Clough
Carol Clough
Janice Clough
Patricia Clough
Karen Clough
Gillian Clough
Adele Clough
Charlotte Clough
Emma Clough
Elaine Clough
Kay Clough


  • 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.