Surname statistics for Earnshaw

There are approximately 4,998 people named Earnshaw in the UK. That makes it the 2,105th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 79 are named Earnshaw.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)49982105N/A79
United Kingdom (1881 census)370312330.012124
Change since 1881+1295-872-0.004-45
Other Countries
United States95924453less than 0.0014

Top male forenames

John Earnshaw
Andrew Earnshaw
David Earnshaw
Michael Earnshaw
Robert Earnshaw
Mark Earnshaw
Stephen Earnshaw
Anthony Earnshaw
Peter Earnshaw
Christopher Earnshaw
Jonathan Earnshaw
Steven Earnshaw
Paul Earnshaw
Nicholas Earnshaw
Neil Earnshaw
Timothy Earnshaw
Alan Earnshaw
Russell Earnshaw
Geoffrey Earnshaw
Ian Earnshaw

Top female forenames

Susan Earnshaw
Julie Earnshaw
Catherine Earnshaw
Karen Earnshaw
Sarah Earnshaw
Margaret Earnshaw
Lisa Earnshaw
Sally Earnshaw
Lucy Earnshaw
Alison Earnshaw
Jacqueline Earnshaw
Samantha Earnshaw
Jane Earnshaw
Janet Earnshaw
Charlotte Earnshaw
Laura Earnshaw
Fiona Earnshaw
Marie Earnshaw
Rebecca Earnshaw
Christine Earnshaw


  • 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.