Surname statistics for Cotterell

There are approximately 2,588 people named Cotterell in the UK. That makes it the 3,672nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 41 are named Cotterell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25883672N/A41
United Kingdom (1881 census)127032290.00442
Change since 1881+1318-4430-1
Other Countries
United States58736093less than 0.0012

Top male forenames

David Cotterell
John Cotterell
Robert Cotterell
Andrew Cotterell
Paul Cotterell
Michael Cotterell
Stuart Cotterell
Alan Cotterell
Ian Cotterell
Peter Cotterell
Richard Cotterell
Simon Cotterell
Stephen Cotterell
Brian Cotterell
Mark Cotterell
Martin Cotterell
Julian Cotterell
Nicholas Cotterell
Thomas Cotterell
Christopher Cotterell

Top female forenames

Julie Cotterell
Sarah Cotterell
Elizabeth Cotterell
Linda Cotterell
Rebecca Cotterell
Lisa Cotterell
Johanna Cotterell
Margaret Cotterell
Ruth Cotterell
Anne Cotterell
Tracey Cotterell
Janet Cotterell
Freda Cotterell
Stephanie Cotterell
Deborah Cotterell
Helen Cotterell
Katherine Cotterell
Maureen Cotterell
Lorraine Cotterell
Angela Cotterell


  • 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.