Surname statistics for Pearce

There are approximately 58,199 people named Pearce in the UK. That makes it the 135th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 921 are named Pearce.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)58199135N/A921
United Kingdom (1881 census)275101160.092919
Change since 1881+30689-190+2
Other Countries
United States302761054N/A112


People with the surname Pearce 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 Pearce are:

  1. Conservative (9)
  2. Labour (4)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
  5. UKIP (1)
  6. Plaid Cymru (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Pearce
Michael Pearce
John Pearce
Andrew Pearce
Richard Pearce
Stephen Pearce
Mark Pearce
Robert Pearce
Christopher Pearce
Simon Pearce
James Pearce
Alan Pearce
Ian Pearce
Graham Pearce
Nicholas Pearce
Anthony Pearce
Kevin Pearce
Brian Pearce
Philip Pearce
Matthew Pearce

Top female forenames

Susan Pearce
Sarah Pearce
Elizabeth Pearce
Karen Pearce
Catherine Pearce
Christine Pearce
Carol Pearce
Jacqueline Pearce
Patricia Pearce
Jennifer Pearce
Emma Pearce
Julie Pearce
Caroline Pearce
Nicola Pearce
Samantha Pearce
Linda Pearce
Joanne Pearce
Helen Pearce
Sharon Pearce
Margaret Pearce


  • 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.