Surname statistics for Clowes

There are approximately 3,927 people named Clowes in the UK. That makes it the 2,621th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 62 are named Clowes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)39272621N/A62
United Kingdom (1881 census)166525990.00656
Change since 1881+2262-220+6
Other Countries
United States64533380less than 0.0012


People with the surname Clowes 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 Clowes are:

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

Top male forenames

John Clowes
David Clowes
Richard Clowes
Ian Clowes
Robert Clowes
Peter Clowes
Martin Clowes
Simon Clowes
Nigel Clowes
Anthony Clowes
Stephen Clowes
William Clowes
Lee Clowes
Benjamin Clowes
Christopher Clowes
Alan Clowes
Mark Clowes
Andrew Clowes
Michael Clowes
Philip Clowes

Top female forenames

Jacqueline Clowes
Jennifer Clowes
Justine Clowes
Elizabeth Clowes
Margaret Clowes
Valerie Clowes
Maureen Clowes
Andrea Clowes
Pamela Clowes
Deborah Clowes
Helen Clowes
Laura Clowes
Caroline Clowes
Lynda Clowes
Julia Clowes
Karen Clowes
Gaynor Clowes
Gillian Clowes
Sally Clowes
Elsie Clowes


  • 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.