Surname statistics for Drinkwater

There are approximately 4,844 people named Drinkwater in the UK. That makes it the 2,160th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 77 are named Drinkwater.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)48442160N/A77
United Kingdom (1881 census)295415220.01099
Change since 1881+1890-638-0.002-22
Other Countries
United States208913372N/A8


People with the surname Drinkwater are slightly 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Drinkwater are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Drinkwater
Paul Drinkwater
David Drinkwater
Stephen Drinkwater
Richard Drinkwater
Michael Drinkwater
Peter Drinkwater
Andrew Drinkwater
Alan Drinkwater
Mark Drinkwater
James Drinkwater
Simon Drinkwater
Robert Drinkwater
Philip Drinkwater
Brian Drinkwater
Christopher Drinkwater
Martin Drinkwater
Kenneth Drinkwater
Ian Drinkwater
Jonathan Drinkwater

Top female forenames

Carol Drinkwater
Helen Drinkwater
Karen Drinkwater
Susan Drinkwater
Sarah Drinkwater
Patricia Drinkwater
Sally Drinkwater
Gillian Drinkwater
Jane Drinkwater
Deborah Drinkwater
Denise Drinkwater
Anne Drinkwater
Hazel Drinkwater
Diana Drinkwater
Elizabeth Drinkwater
Suzanne Drinkwater
Samantha Drinkwater
Tracey Drinkwater
Joanna Drinkwater
Pauline Drinkwater


  • 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.