Surname statistics for Fairley

There are approximately 3,205 people named Fairley in the UK. That makes it the 3,114th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 51 are named Fairley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)32053114N/A51
United Kingdom (1881 census)146628650.00549
Change since 1881+1739-2490+2
Other Countries
United States57235569N/A21

Top male forenames

John Fairley
James Fairley
Andrew Fairley
Alan Fairley
Mark Fairley
William Fairley
David Fairley
Ian Fairley
Paul Fairley
Robert Fairley
Ross Fairley
Peter Fairley
Thomas Fairley
Brian Fairley
Anthony Fairley
Michael Fairley
Neil Fairley
Greg Fairley
Graham Fairley
Scott Fairley

Top female forenames

Susan Fairley
Sylvia Fairley
Elizabeth Fairley
Alison Fairley
Helen Fairley
Laura Fairley
Hannah Fairley
Gillian Fairley
Christine Fairley
Ann Fairley
Abigail Fairley
Victoria Fairley
Pamela Fairley
Sheila Fairley
Sharon Fairley
Michelle Fairley
Kay Fairley
Dorothy Fairley
Georgina Fairley
Lynn Fairley


  • 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.