Surname statistics for Copley

There are approximately 4,235 people named Copley in the UK. That makes it the 2,471th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 67 are named Copley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)42352471N/A67
United Kingdom (1881 census)231919300.00877
Change since 1881+1916-541-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States64854973N/A24


People with the surname Copley 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Copley
David Copley
Andrew Copley
Robert Copley
Paul Copley
Stephen Copley
Richard Copley
Michael Copley
Anthony Copley
Mark Copley
Matthew Copley
Nigel Copley
William Copley
James Copley
Peter Copley
Christopher Copley
Alan Copley
Ian Copley
Martin Copley
Steven Copley

Top female forenames

Judith Copley
Diane Copley
Sarah Copley
Louise Copley
Rachel Copley
Karen Copley
Sally Copley
Lisa Copley
Joanne Copley
Jane Copley
Janet Copley
Susan Copley
Katherine Copley
Jeanette Copley
Deborah Copley
Patricia Copley
Lucy Copley
Tracey Copley
Elaine Copley
Pamela Copley


  • 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.