Surname statistics for France

There are approximately 8,381 people named France in the UK. That makes it the 1,276th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 133 are named France.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)83811276N/A133
United Kingdom (1881 census)45549830.015152
Change since 1881+3827-293-0.002-19
Other Countries
United States119362778N/A44


People with the surname France 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

David France
John France
Paul France
Michael France
Andrew France
James France
Richard France
Peter France
Robert France
Anthony France
Alan France
Ian France
Simon France
Christopher France
Stephen France
Neil France
Steven France
Derek France
Barry France
Nigel France

Top female forenames

Kellee France
Susan France
Alison France
Linda France
Helen France
Mary France
Jennifer France
Julie France
Angela France
Anne France
Louise France
Caroline France
Amanda France
Sharon France
Suzanne France
Ann France
June France
Dawn France
Elizabeth France
Lorraine France


  • 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.