Surname statistics for Ferry

There are approximately 2,613 people named Ferry in the UK. That makes it the 3,652nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 41 are named Ferry.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)26133652N/A41
United Kingdom (1881 census)94641090.00332
Change since 1881+1667+457+0.001+9
Other Countries
United States111902960N/A42


People with the surname Ferry are slightly 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

James Ferry
John Ferry
David Ferry
Paul Ferry
Martin Ferry
Nicholas Ferry
Michael Ferry
Peter Ferry
Neil Ferry
William Ferry
Thomas Ferry
Robert Ferry
Mark Ferry
Nathan Ferry
Bradley Ferry
Steven Ferry
Christopher Ferry

Top female forenames

Samantha Ferry
Emma Ferry
Alison Ferry
Geraldine Ferry
Nicola Ferry
Jennifer Ferry
Pauline Ferry
Jacqueline Ferry
Suzanne Ferry
Catherine Ferry
Karen Ferry
Julie Ferry
Elizabeth Ferry
Joan Ferry
Gillian Ferry
Martina Ferry
Fiona Ferry


  • 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.