Surname statistics for Fairbrother

There are approximately 3,830 people named Fairbrother in the UK. That makes it the 2,676th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 61 are named Fairbrother.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)38302676N/A61
United Kingdom (1881 census)170325400.00657
Change since 1881+2127-1360+4
Other Countries
United States124120006less than 0.0015

Top male forenames

Paul Fairbrother
David Fairbrother
Mark Fairbrother
Peter Fairbrother
John Fairbrother
Ian Fairbrother
Alan Fairbrother
Robert Fairbrother
Andrew Fairbrother
Stephen Fairbrother
Steven Fairbrother
James Fairbrother
Wayne Fairbrother
Michael Fairbrother
Phillip Fairbrother
Adam Fairbrother
Thomas Fairbrother
Brian Fairbrother
Keith Fairbrother
William Fairbrother

Top female forenames

Patricia Fairbrother
Susan Fairbrother
Julie Fairbrother
Jane Fairbrother
Joanne Fairbrother
Margaret Fairbrother
Karen Fairbrother
Janice Fairbrother
Anne Fairbrother
Victoria Fairbrother
Linda Fairbrother
Jacqueline Fairbrother
Jeanne Fairbrother
Gillian Fairbrother
Jennifer Fairbrother
Pauline Fairbrother
Tracey Fairbrother
Christine Fairbrother
Tracy Fairbrother
Claire Fairbrother


  • 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.