Surname statistics for Foulkes

There are approximately 5,176 people named Foulkes in the UK. That makes it the 2,040th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 82 are named Foulkes.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)51762040N/A82
United Kingdom (1881 census)279016000.00993
Change since 1881+2386-440-0.001-11
Other Countries
United States82927386less than 0.0013


People with the surname Foulkes 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Foulkes
David Foulkes
Michael Foulkes
Peter Foulkes
Richard Foulkes
Robert Foulkes
Andrew Foulkes
Paul Foulkes
Daniel Foulkes
Stephen Foulkes
Alan Foulkes
Edward Foulkes
Christopher Foulkes
Simon Foulkes
Jonathan Foulkes
Chris Foulkes
Ian Foulkes
Mark Foulkes
Lee Foulkes
Kevin Foulkes

Top female forenames

Patricia Foulkes
Julie Foulkes
Janet Foulkes
Linda Foulkes
Nicola Foulkes
Michelle Foulkes
Gillian Foulkes
Jane Foulkes
Susan Foulkes
Jacqueline Foulkes
Sarah Foulkes
Margaret Foulkes
Christine Foulkes
Judith Foulkes
Hazel Foulkes
Ruth Foulkes
Joanne Foulkes
Adrienne Foulkes
Stephanie Foulkes
Amanda Foulkes


  • 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.