Surname statistics for Leach

There are approximately 22,288 people named Leach in the UK. That makes it the 451th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 353 are named Leach.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22288451N/A353
United Kingdom (1881 census)123573450.041413
Change since 1881+9931-106-0.006-60
Other Countries
United States43666714N/A162


People with the surname Leach 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Leach
David Leach
Andrew Leach
Michael Leach
Paul Leach
Robert Leach
Richard Leach
Peter Leach
Stephen Leach
Christopher Leach
Anthony Leach
James Leach
Simon Leach
Jonathan Leach
Mark Leach
Alan Leach
Philip Leach
Martin Leach
Brian Leach
Steven Leach

Top female forenames

Susan Leach
Sarah Leach
Margaret Leach
Alison Leach
Emma Leach
Christine Leach
Elizabeth Leach
Anne Leach
Janet Leach
Karen Leach
Patricia Leach
Linda Leach
Jane Leach
Victoria Leach
Carol Leach
Helen Leach
Lisa Leach
Angela Leach
Frances Leach
Jacqueline Leach


  • 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.