Surname statistics for Forrester

There are approximately 9,671 people named Forrester in the UK. That makes it the 1,087th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 153 are named Forrester.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)96711087N/A153
United Kingdom (1881 census)402011280.013134
Change since 1881+5651+41+0.002+19
Other Countries
United States132762487N/A49


People with the surname Forrester 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Forrester
Robert Forrester
Andrew Forrester
James Forrester
Michael Forrester
David Forrester
Mark Forrester
Ian Forrester
Paul Forrester
Peter Forrester
Richard Forrester
Stephen Forrester
Alan Forrester
Brian Forrester
Thomas Forrester
Steven Forrester
William Forrester
Christopher Forrester
Alexander Forrester
Colin Forrester

Top female forenames

Susan Forrester
Elizabeth Forrester
Helen Forrester
Sharon Forrester
Christine Forrester
Sarah Forrester
Patricia Forrester
Mary Forrester
Jennifer Forrester
Gillian Forrester
Karen Forrester
Claire Forrester
Pauline Forrester
Margaret Forrester
Catherine Forrester
Diana Forrester
Alison Forrester
Suzanne Forrester
Kate Forrester
Anne Forrester


  • 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.