Surname statistics for Dewey

There are approximately 2,945 people named Dewey in the UK. That makes it the 3,323rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 47 are named Dewey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29453323N/A47
United Kingdom (1881 census)126632370.00442
Change since 1881+1679-86+0.001+5
Other Countries
United States121742716N/A45

Top male forenames

Paul Dewey
Michael Dewey
Andrew Dewey
Stephen Dewey
Adrian Dewey
Richard Dewey
Mark Dewey
Simon Dewey
Kevin Dewey
Barry Dewey
David Dewey
John Dewey
Alan Dewey
Peter Dewey
Steven Dewey
Robert Dewey
Craig Dewey
Graham Dewey
Christopher Dewey

Top female forenames

Jane Dewey
Kathleen Dewey
Karen Dewey
Patricia Dewey
Christine Dewey
Debbie Dewey
Caroline Dewey
Judith Dewey
Rebecca Dewey
Wendy Dewey
Kate Dewey
Vera Dewey
Sarah Dewey
Angela Dewey
Marian Dewey
Rosanna Dewey
Susan Dewey
Julia Dewey
Kara Dewey


  • 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.