Surname statistics for Lawrence

There are approximately 62,978 people named Lawrence in the UK. That makes it the 122nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 997 are named Lawrence.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)62978122N/A997
United Kingdom (1881 census)194481910.065649
Change since 1881+43530+69+0.035+348
Other Countries
United States124321219N/A461


People with the surname Lawrence are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (13)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Lawrence
John Lawrence
Peter Lawrence
Paul Lawrence
Mark Lawrence
Michael Lawrence
Richard Lawrence
Stephen Lawrence
Andrew Lawrence
James Lawrence
Robert Lawrence
Christopher Lawrence
Brian Lawrence
Anthony Lawrence
Ian Lawrence
Simon Lawrence
Steven Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
Philip Lawrence
Daniel Lawrence

Top female forenames

Susan Lawrence
Elizabeth Lawrence
Sarah Lawrence
Christine Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
Margaret Lawrence
Julie Lawrence
Karen Lawrence
Deborah Lawrence
Janet Lawrence
Jacqueline Lawrence
Alison Lawrence
Mary Lawrence
Helen Lawrence
Louise Lawrence
Angela Lawrence
Sandra Lawrence
Claire Lawrence
Jane Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence


  • 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.