Surname statistics for Farquhar

There are approximately 4,617 people named Farquhar in the UK. That makes it the 2,270th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 73 are named Farquhar.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)46172270N/A73
United Kingdom (1881 census)233019170.00878
Change since 1881+2287-353-0.001-5
Other Countries
United States266410956N/A10


People with the surname Farquhar are less 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.

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Top male forenames

Robert Farquhar
David Farquhar
James Farquhar
Andrew Farquhar
John Farquhar
William Farquhar
Paul Farquhar
Gary Farquhar
Brian Farquhar
Ian Farquhar
Michael Farquhar
Graham Farquhar
Peter Farquhar
Gordon Farquhar
Stuart Farquhar
Mark Farquhar
Eric Farquhar
George Farquhar
Alexander Farquhar
Stephen Farquhar

Top female forenames

Christine Farquhar
Elizabeth Farquhar
Amanda Farquhar
Susan Farquhar
Rosemary Farquhar
Sarah Farquhar
Mary Farquhar
Louise Farquhar
Sandra Farquhar
Claire Farquhar
Anne Farquhar
Lynda Farquhar
Karen Farquhar
Dorothy Farquhar
Ann Farquhar
Helen Farquhar
Heather Farquhar
Janet Farquhar
Helena Farquhar
Nicola Farquhar


  • 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.