Surname statistics for Exley

There are approximately 3,026 people named Exley in the UK. That makes it the 3,258th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 48 are named Exley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)30263258N/A48
United Kingdom (1881 census)142429400.00548
Change since 1881+1602-31800
Other Countries
United States130219263less than 0.0015

Top male forenames

John Exley
David Exley
Peter Exley
Mark Exley
Martin Exley
Michael Exley
Christopher Exley
Richard Exley
Colin Exley
Alan Exley
Graham Exley
Paul Exley
Andrew Exley
Daniel Exley
Simon Exley
Robert Exley
James Exley
Charles Exley
Jonathan Exley
Russell Exley

Top female forenames

Susan Exley
Jennifer Exley
Emma Exley
Elizabeth Exley
Denise Exley
Dawn Exley
Sarah Exley
Rebecca Exley
Anita Exley
Jane Exley
Deborah Exley
Christine Exley
Maura Exley
Karen Exley
Suzanne Exley
Margaret Exley
Kellie Exley
Linda Exley
Patricia Exley
Amanda Exley


  • 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.