Surname statistics for Legg

There are approximately 7,546 people named Legg in the UK. That makes it the 1,430th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 119 are named Legg.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)75461430N/A119
United Kingdom (1881 census)49449020.017165
Change since 1881+2602-528-0.005-46
Other Countries
United States97283362N/A36


People with the surname Legg are 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 Legg are:

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

Top male forenames

David Legg
Peter Legg
Andrew Legg
John Legg
Christopher Legg
Stephen Legg
Richard Legg
Simon Legg
Graham Legg
Alan Legg
Robert Legg
Mark Legg
Ian Legg
Daniel Legg
Michael Legg
Colin Legg
Roger Legg
Jonathan Legg
James Legg
Paul Legg

Top female forenames

Susan Legg
Ann Legg
Janet Legg
Helen Legg
Jane Legg
Jennifer Legg
Samantha Legg
Karen Legg
Margaret Legg
Anne Legg
Teresa Legg
Valerie Legg
Lisa Legg
Diane Legg
Sarah Legg
Elizabeth Legg
Nicola Legg
Alison Legg
Catherine Legg
Patricia Legg


  • 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.