Surname statistics for Fothergill

There are approximately 3,270 people named Fothergill in the UK. That makes it the 3,057th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 52 are named Fothergill.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32703057N/A52
United Kingdom (1881 census)171725220.00657
Change since 1881+1553-535-0.001-5
Other Countries
United States80128142less than 0.0013


People with the surname Fothergill are 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 Fothergill are:

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

Top male forenames

John Fothergill
Robert Fothergill
David Fothergill
Richard Fothergill
Paul Fothergill
Michael Fothergill
Mark Fothergill
Neil Fothergill
Peter Fothergill
Andrew Fothergill
James Fothergill
Graham Fothergill
Ian Fothergill
Stephen Fothergill
Nicholas Fothergill
Jason Fothergill
Philip Fothergill
Anthony Fothergill
Tony Fothergill
Thomas Fothergill

Top female forenames

Jane Fothergill
Elizabeth Fothergill
Helen Fothergill
Jennifer Fothergill
Gillian Fothergill
Sarah Fothergill
Francesca Fothergill
Nicola Fothergill
Jessica Fothergill
Sandra Fothergill
Louise Fothergill
Natalie Fothergill
Linda Fothergill
Lynn Fothergill
Miranda Fothergill
Joan Fothergill
Christina Fothergill
Melissa Fothergill
Maxine Fothergill
Lindsay Fothergill


  • 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.