Surname statistics for Dudley

There are approximately 9,947 people named Dudley in the UK. That makes it the 1,060th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 157 are named Dudley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)99471060N/A157
United Kingdom (1881 census)44949960.015150
Change since 1881+5453-64+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States34770912N/A129


People with the surname Dudley 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Independent (1)
  3. Plaid Cymru (1)
  4. Resident's Association (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Dudley
Paul Dudley
Michael Dudley
Mark Dudley
Andrew Dudley
Robert Dudley
David Dudley
Ian Dudley
Peter Dudley
Richard Dudley
Christopher Dudley
Martin Dudley
Anthony Dudley
Kevin Dudley
Simon Dudley
Alan Dudley
James Dudley
Stephen Dudley
Colin Dudley
Brian Dudley

Top female forenames

Sarah Dudley
Susan Dudley
Julie Dudley
Caroline Dudley
Sharon Dudley
Karen Dudley
Elizabeth Dudley
Linda Dudley
Rebecca Dudley
Sandra Dudley
Patricia Dudley
Nicola Dudley
Christine Dudley
Clare Dudley
Margaret Dudley
Deborah Dudley
Suzanne Dudley
Joan Dudley
Helen Dudley
Julia Dudley


  • 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.