Surname statistics for England

There are approximately 13,509 people named England in the UK. That makes it the 752nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 214 are named England.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)13509752N/A214
United Kingdom (1881 census)61707090.021206
Change since 1881+7339-430+8
Other Countries
United States288611113N/A107


People with the surname England 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 England are:

  1. Conservative (2)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John England
David England
Paul England
Peter England
Michael England
Mark England
Richard England
Christopher England
Stephen England
Simon England
Robert England
James England
Philip England
Andrew England
Roger England
Daniel England
Stuart England
Alan England
Matthew England
Nicholas England

Top female forenames

Karen England
Helen England
Susan England
Sarah England
Patricia England
Elizabeth England
Sandra England
Pamela England
Janet England
Jane England
Catherine England
Margaret England
Jennifer England
Julie England
Jacqueline England
Sally England
Nicola England
Sharon England
Janice England
Hilary England


  • 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.