Surname statistics for Ferris

There are approximately 8,065 people named Ferris in the UK. That makes it the 1,338th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 128 are named Ferris.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)80651338N/A128
United Kingdom (1881 census)296015150.01099
Change since 1881+5105+177+0.003+29
Other Countries
United States207431585N/A77


People with the surname Ferris are slightly 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.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Ferris are:

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

Top male forenames

John Ferris
Richard Ferris
Paul Ferris
David Ferris
Michael Ferris
Mark Ferris
James Ferris
Peter Ferris
Andrew Ferris
Robert Ferris
William Ferris
Anthony Ferris
Stephen Ferris
Samuel Ferris
Brian Ferris
Christopher Ferris
Raymond Ferris
Ian Ferris
Daniel Ferris
Keith Ferris

Top female forenames

Karen Ferris
Mary Ferris
Margaret Ferris
Joanne Ferris
Susan Ferris
Nicola Ferris
Alison Ferris
Elizabeth Ferris
Catherine Ferris
Sandra Ferris
Lisa Ferris
Samantha Ferris
Deborah Ferris
Judith Ferris
Linda Ferris
Sarah Ferris
Kathleen Ferris
Patricia Ferris
Sharon Ferris
Jennifer Ferris


  • 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.