Surname statistics for Lacey

There are approximately 15,586 people named Lacey in the UK. That makes it the 639th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 247 are named Lacey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)15586639N/A247
United Kingdom (1881 census)55198100.018184
Change since 1881+10067+171+0.007+63
Other Countries
United States178111854N/A66


People with the surname Lacey 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 Independent.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Lacey
David Lacey
Peter Lacey
Michael Lacey
Richard Lacey
Paul Lacey
Stephen Lacey
Mark Lacey
Christopher Lacey
Andrew Lacey
Robert Lacey
James Lacey
Philip Lacey
Matthew Lacey
Alan Lacey
Martin Lacey
Simon Lacey
Brian Lacey
Stuart Lacey
Raymond Lacey

Top female forenames

Susan Lacey
Gillian Lacey
Patricia Lacey
Margaret Lacey
Anne Lacey
Claire Lacey
Julie Lacey
Michelle Lacey
Sarah Lacey
Amanda Lacey
Emma Lacey
Elizabeth Lacey
Christine Lacey
Karen Lacey
Linda Lacey
Judith Lacey
Joanne Lacey
Barbara Lacey
Sharon Lacey
Jacqueline Lacey


  • 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.