Surname statistics for Pears

There are approximately 2,564 people named Pears in the UK. That makes it the 3,703rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 41 are named Pears.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25643703N/A41
United Kingdom (1881 census)137830120.00546
Change since 1881+1186-691-0.001-5
Other Countries
United States43146523less than 0.0012


People with the surname Pears are slightly 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.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Pears
Michael Pears
Stephen Pears
David Pears
Ian Pears
Richard Pears
Andrew Pears
Simon Pears
Graham Pears
Robert Pears
James Pears
Christopher Pears
Nicholas Pears
Mark Pears
Peter Pears
Matt Pears
Jason Pears
Alan Pears
Jonathan Pears
Martin Pears

Top female forenames

Susan Pears
Margaret Pears
Mary Pears
Jennifer Pears
Heather Pears
Wendy Pears
Sarah Pears
Sue Pears
Patricia Pears
Tracey Pears
Naomi Pears
Melanie Pears
Tracy Pears
Mandy Pears
Anne Pears
Brenda Pears
Caroline Pears
Claire Pears
Deborah Pears
Irene Pears


  • 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.