Surname statistics for Ferreira

There are approximately 4,365 people named Ferreira in the UK. That makes it the 2,396th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 69 are named Ferreira.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)43652396N/A69
United Kingdom (1881 census)1079826less than 0.001N/A
Change since 1881+4355+77430+0.007
Other Countries
United States223201465N/A83

Top male forenames

Jose Ferreira
Pedro Ferreira
Carlos Ferreira
Antonio Ferreira
Paulo Ferreira
Joao Ferreira
Andre Ferreira
Michael Ferreira
David Ferreira
Victor Ferreira
Roger Ferreira
Armando Ferreira
Fabio Ferreira
Joaquim Ferreira
Marco Ferreira
Fernando Ferreira
Avelino Ferreira
Joel Ferreira
John Ferreira
Jorge Ferreira

Top female forenames

Maria Ferreira
Carla Ferreira
Ana Ferreira
Karen Ferreira
Sonia Ferreira
Vanda Ferreira
Marta Ferreira
Elizabeth Ferreira
Alessandra Ferreira
Laura Ferreira
Fatima Ferreira
Janet Ferreira
Magdalena Ferreira
Pascale Ferreira
Jennifer Ferreira
Teresa Ferreira
Melanie Ferreira
Emma Ferreira
Sandra Ferreira
Sarah Ferreira


  • 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.