Surname statistics for Findlay

There are approximately 12,625 people named Findlay in the UK. That makes it the 802nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 200 are named Findlay.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12625802N/A200
United Kingdom (1881 census)62057020.021207
Change since 1881+6420-100-0.001-7
Other Countries
United States41507403N/A15


People with the surname Findlay 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Findlay
David Findlay
James Findlay
Ian Findlay
Robert Findlay
Andrew Findlay
William Findlay
Mark Findlay
Michael Findlay
Paul Findlay
Alan Findlay
Stuart Findlay
Alexander Findlay
Richard Findlay
Peter Findlay
Stephen Findlay
George Findlay
Graham Findlay
Iain Findlay
Scott Findlay

Top female forenames

Susan Findlay
Elizabeth Findlay
Anne Findlay
Sarah Findlay
Margaret Findlay
Deborah Findlay
Caroline Findlay
Alison Findlay
Mary Findlay
Helen Findlay
Jennifer Findlay
Jacqueline Findlay
Elaine Findlay
Michelle Findlay
Karen Findlay
Linda Findlay
Lynda Findlay
Christine Findlay
Maureen Findlay
Carol Findlay


  • 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.