Surname statistics for Fleming

There are approximately 29,477 people named Fleming in the UK. That makes it the 316th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 467 are named Fleming.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29477316N/A467
United Kingdom (1881 census)124443390.042416
Change since 1881+17033+23+0.005+51
Other Countries
United States87949317N/A326


People with the surname Fleming are 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 Fleming are:

  1. Conservative (4)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Fleming
David Fleming
James Fleming
Michael Fleming
Andrew Fleming
William Fleming
Ian Fleming
Paul Fleming
Robert Fleming
Stephen Fleming
Peter Fleming
Mark Fleming
Thomas Fleming
Alan Fleming
Richard Fleming
George Fleming
Alexander Fleming
Martin Fleming
Nicholas Fleming
Matthew Fleming

Top female forenames

Susan Fleming
Elizabeth Fleming
Margaret Fleming
Catherine Fleming
Anne Fleming
Jennifer Fleming
Deborah Fleming
Linda Fleming
Alison Fleming
Christine Fleming
Janet Fleming
Angela Fleming
Lorraine Fleming
Mary Fleming
Patricia Fleming
Jacqueline Fleming
Gillian Fleming
Karen Fleming
Marie Fleming
Louise Fleming


  • 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.