Surname statistics for Curley

There are approximately 4,325 people named Curley in the UK. That makes it the 2,419th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 68 are named Curley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)43252419N/A68
United Kingdom (1881 census)104237950.00335
Change since 1881+3283+1376+0.004+33
Other Countries
United States117722801N/A44


People with the surname Curley 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Curley are:

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

Top male forenames

David Curley
John Curley
Michael Curley
Paul Curley
James Curley
Andrew Curley
Stephen Curley
Peter Curley
Mark Curley
Martin Curley
Anthony Curley
Matthew Curley
Gary Curley
Alan Curley
Philip Curley
Steven Curley
William Curley
Simon Curley
Robert Curley
Ian Curley

Top female forenames

Fiona Curley
Margaret Curley
Gillian Curley
Katherine Curley
Elizabeth Curley
Dorothy Curley
Lisa Curley
Maria Curley
Jennifer Curley
Naomi Curley
Carol Curley
Ann Curley
Sarah Curley
Lauren Curley
Patricia Curley
Susan Curley
Marie Curley
Claire Curley
Karen Curley
Nicola Curley


  • 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.