Surname statistics for Collyer

There are approximately 3,538 people named Collyer in the UK. That makes it the 2,846th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 56 are named Collyer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)35382846N/A56
United Kingdom (1881 census)185323680.00662
Change since 1881+1685-4780-6
Other Countries
United States103223104less than 0.0014


People with the surname Collyer 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 UKIP.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Michael Collyer
Paul Collyer
Ian Collyer
Simon Collyer
Andrew Collyer
Stephen Collyer
Richard Collyer
Philip Collyer
David Collyer
James Collyer
Christopher Collyer
Robert Collyer
Mark Collyer
Anthony Collyer
Brian Collyer
Alan Collyer
Peter Collyer
Barry Collyer
John Collyer
Gary Collyer

Top female forenames

Katherine Collyer
Amanda Collyer
Linda Collyer
Susan Collyer
Christine Collyer
Patricia Collyer
Stephanie Collyer
Lisa Collyer
Elizabeth Collyer
Rachel Collyer
Joan Collyer
Antonia Collyer
Nicola Collyer
Claire Collyer
Clare Collyer
Emma Collyer
Angela Collyer
Trudy Collyer
Anne Collyer
Joanne Collyer


  • 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.