Surname statistics for Farmer

There are approximately 20,243 people named Farmer in the UK. That makes it the 496th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 320 are named Farmer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20243496N/A320
United Kingdom (1881 census)93604550.031313
Change since 1881+10883-41+0.001+7
Other Countries
United States68309431N/A253


People with the surname Farmer 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 Farmer are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
  3. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Farmer
John Farmer
Paul Farmer
Peter Farmer
Michael Farmer
Andrew Farmer
Robert Farmer
Mark Farmer
Stephen Farmer
Richard Farmer
William Farmer
Simon Farmer
James Farmer
Christopher Farmer
Matthew Farmer
Alan Farmer
Graham Farmer
Steven Farmer
Martin Farmer
Colin Farmer

Top female forenames

Sarah Farmer
Susan Farmer
Elizabeth Farmer
Christine Farmer
Julie Farmer
Patricia Farmer
Nicola Farmer
Jane Farmer
Katherine Farmer
Anne Farmer
Sandra Farmer
Margaret Farmer
Helen Farmer
Karen Farmer
Lisa Farmer
Angela Farmer
Clare Farmer
Jacqueline Farmer
Tracey Farmer
Kathryn Farmer


  • 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.