Surname statistics for Fraser

There are approximately 47,610 people named Fraser in the UK. That makes it the 168th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 754 are named Fraser.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)47610168N/A754
United Kingdom (1881 census)266591220.089890
Change since 1881+20951-46-0.014-136
Other Countries
United States246161312N/A91


People with the surname Fraser are slightly 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 Fraser are:

  1. Conservative (8)
  2. Labour (4)
  3. Independent (4)
  4. Liberal Democrat (3)
  5. SNP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Fraser
Ian Fraser
James Fraser
David Fraser
Andrew Fraser
Robert Fraser
William Fraser
Simon Fraser
Michael Fraser
Peter Fraser
Stuart Fraser
Neil Fraser
Gordon Fraser
Iain Fraser
Donald Fraser
Paul Fraser
Richard Fraser
Alan Fraser
Mark Fraser
Alexander Fraser

Top female forenames

Margaret Fraser
Susan Fraser
Elizabeth Fraser
Fiona Fraser
Jane Fraser
Julie Fraser
Patricia Fraser
Sarah Fraser
Helen Fraser
Karen Fraser
Jennifer Fraser
Anne Fraser
Alison Fraser
Christine Fraser
Carol Fraser
Mary Fraser
Nicola Fraser
Catherine Fraser
Linda Fraser
Barbara Fraser


  • 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.