Surname statistics for Dowsett

There are approximately 3,116 people named Dowsett in the UK. That makes it the 3,187th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 49 are named Dowsett.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31163187N/A49
United Kingdom (1881 census)136830220.00546
Change since 1881+1748-1650+3
Other Countries
United States36453299less than 0.0011

Top male forenames

Paul Dowsett
Mark Dowsett
David Dowsett
Andrew Dowsett
John Dowsett
Colin Dowsett
Robert Dowsett
Peter Dowsett
Michael Dowsett
Stuart Dowsett
James Dowsett
Brian Dowsett
Keith Dowsett
Matthew Dowsett
Alan Dowsett
Gary Dowsett
Roger Dowsett
Christopher Dowsett
Ben Dowsett
Barry Dowsett

Top female forenames

Sara Dowsett
Caroline Dowsett
Sarah Dowsett
Joanne Dowsett
Deborah Dowsett
Linda Dowsett
Elizabeth Dowsett
Amanda Dowsett
Lisa Dowsett
Jill Dowsett
Nicola Dowsett
Michelle Dowsett
Coral Dowsett
Jane Dowsett
Sharon Dowsett
Julia Dowsett
Jennifer Dowsett
Sonia Dowsett
Jennie Dowsett
Janet Dowsett


  • 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.