Surname statistics for Cordell

There are approximately 1,955 people named Cordell in the UK. That makes it the 4,587th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 31 are named Cordell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)19554587N/A31
United Kingdom (1881 census)65155440.00222
Change since 1881+1304+957+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States87763708N/A32


People with the surname Cordell 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 SNP.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Cordell
John Cordell
Andrew Cordell
James Cordell
Michael Cordell
Gary Cordell
Peter Cordell
Paul Cordell
Kenneth Cordell
Alan Cordell
Keith Cordell
Neil Cordell
Philip Cordell
Simon Cordell
Timothy Cordell
Graham Cordell
Nicholas Cordell
Steve Cordell
Jamie Cordell
Stephen Cordell

Top female forenames

Helen Cordell
Karen Cordell
Diane Cordell
Claire Cordell
Sarah Cordell
Lisa Cordell
Angela Cordell
Caroline Cordell
Josephine Cordell
Irene Cordell
Danielle Cordell
Lesley Cordell
Mandy Cordell
Pauline Cordell
Sylvia Cordell
Jacqueline Cordell
Gillian Cordell
Jane Cordell
Lilian Cordell
Amanda Cordell


  • 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.