Surname statistics for Farthing

There are approximately 3,181 people named Farthing in the UK. That makes it the 3,132nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 50 are named Farthing.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)31813132N/A50
United Kingdom (1881 census)157827000.00553
Change since 1881+1603-4320-3
Other Countries
United States296210037N/A11


People with the surname Farthing 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 Farthing are:

  1. Conservative (1)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Paul Farthing
John Farthing
Andrew Farthing
Stephen Farthing
Christopher Farthing
Peter Farthing
Michael Farthing
David Farthing
Anthony Farthing
Mark Farthing
Steven Farthing
Richard Farthing
Roger Farthing
Robert Farthing
Derek Farthing
Jeremy Farthing
Roy Farthing
Brian Farthing
Matthew Farthing
Tony Farthing

Top female forenames

Anne Farthing
Angela Farthing
Nicola Farthing
Karen Farthing
Patricia Farthing
Doreen Farthing
Susan Farthing
Margaret Farthing
Beverley Farthing
Sheila Farthing
Anna Farthing
Gillian Farthing
Barbara Farthing
Josephine Farthing
Kathryn Farthing
Carolyn Farthing
Heather Farthing
Helen Farthing
Julie Farthing
Sally Farthing


  • 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.