Surname statistics for Eccles

There are approximately 7,659 people named Eccles in the UK. That makes it the 1,409th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 121 are named Eccles.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)76591409N/A121
United Kingdom (1881 census)47929270.016160
Change since 1881+2867-482-0.004-39
Other Countries
United States291610159N/A11


People with the surname Eccles are slightly less 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 Eccles are:

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

Top male forenames

David Eccles
John Eccles
Christopher Eccles
Richard Eccles
Michael Eccles
Andrew Eccles
James Eccles
Paul Eccles
Stephen Eccles
Peter Eccles
Mark Eccles
Brian Eccles
William Eccles
Robert Eccles
Martin Eccles
Jonathan Eccles
Alan Eccles
Anthony Eccles
Stuart Eccles
Thomas Eccles

Top female forenames

Susan Eccles
Elizabeth Eccles
Joanne Eccles
Jacqueline Eccles
Gillian Eccles
Diane Eccles
Helen Eccles
Patricia Eccles
Karen Eccles
Louise Eccles
Denise Eccles
Emma Eccles
Shirley Eccles
Catherine Eccles
Ann Eccles
Lesley Eccles
Wendy Eccles
Katherine Eccles
Dawn Eccles
Jane Eccles


  • 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.