Surname statistics for Fairclough

There are approximately 5,858 people named Fairclough in the UK. That makes it the 1,778th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 93 are named Fairclough.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58581778N/A93
United Kingdom (1881 census)312514440.010104
Change since 1881+2733-334-0.001-11
Other Countries
United States80328088less than 0.0013


People with the surname Fairclough are 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 Fairclough are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
  3. St Georges Hill Independents (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Fairclough
David Fairclough
Peter Fairclough
Paul Fairclough
Ian Fairclough
Andrew Fairclough
Mark Fairclough
Robert Fairclough
Michael Fairclough
Christopher Fairclough
William Fairclough
James Fairclough
Daniel Fairclough
Brian Fairclough
Stephen Fairclough
Leslie Fairclough
Richard Fairclough
Rupert Fairclough
Thomas Fairclough
Anthony Fairclough

Top female forenames

Susan Fairclough
Amanda Fairclough
Janet Fairclough
Jennifer Fairclough
Julie Fairclough
Elizabeth Fairclough
Carol Fairclough
Helen Fairclough
Barbara Fairclough
Joanne Fairclough
Sarah Fairclough
Christine Fairclough
Maureen Fairclough
Kathleen Fairclough
Jane Fairclough
Sara Fairclough
Gillian Fairclough
Angela Fairclough
Sandra Fairclough
Catherine Fairclough


  • 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.