Surname statistics for Groves

There are approximately 17,112 people named Groves in the UK. That makes it the 585th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 271 are named Groves.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17112585N/A271
United Kingdom (1881 census)84205030.028281
Change since 1881+8692-82-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States242601336N/A90


People with the surname Groves 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 Groves are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Groves
John Groves
Paul Groves
Michael Groves
Robert Groves
Richard Groves
Peter Groves
Stephen Groves
Mark Groves
Andrew Groves
Anthony Groves
Christopher Groves
Nicholas Groves
Alan Groves
Jonathan Groves
Simon Groves
James Groves
Matthew Groves
Ian Groves
Steven Groves

Top female forenames

Susan Groves
Jane Groves
Sarah Groves
Deborah Groves
Carol Groves
Patricia Groves
Margaret Groves
Janet Groves
Gillian Groves
Helen Groves
Sharon Groves
Mary Groves
Ann Groves
Nicola Groves
Elizabeth Groves
Louise Groves
Anne Groves
Michelle Groves
Diane Groves
Amanda Groves


  • 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.