Surname statistics for Farnworth

There are approximately 2,053 people named Farnworth in the UK. That makes it the 4,399th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 32 are named Farnworth.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)20534399N/A32
United Kingdom (1881 census)154127470.00551
Change since 1881+512-1652-0.002-19
Other Countries
United States66232703less than 0.0012
Australia4428302less than 0.0013

Top male forenames

John Farnworth
Mark Farnworth
Andrew Farnworth
Neil Farnworth
David Farnworth
Michael Farnworth
Martin Farnworth
Ian Farnworth
Brian Farnworth
Richard Farnworth
Thomas Farnworth
Robert Farnworth
Paul Farnworth
Steven Farnworth
Alan Farnworth
Roger Farnworth
Peter Farnworth
Nigel Farnworth
Simon Farnworth

Top female forenames

Brenda Farnworth
Lisa Farnworth
Helen Farnworth
Julie Farnworth
Jane Farnworth
Dawn Farnworth
Elizabeth Farnworth
Rachel Farnworth
Karin Farnworth
Janet Farnworth
Fiona Farnworth
Christine Farnworth
Louise Farnworth
Anne Farnworth
Patricia Farnworth
Joanne Farnworth
Deborah Farnworth
Clare Farnworth
Angela Farnworth


  • 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.