Surname statistics for Roe

There are approximately 12,649 people named Roe in the UK. That makes it the 798th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 200 are named Roe.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12649798N/A200
United Kingdom (1881 census)58347620.019195
Change since 1881+6815-36+0.001+5
Other Countries
United States246991307N/A92


People with the surname Roe 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (2)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Roe
John Roe
Christopher Roe
Peter Roe
Michael Roe
Mark Roe
Andrew Roe
Stephen Roe
Martin Roe
Paul Roe
James Roe
Philip Roe
Simon Roe
Brian Roe
Robert Roe
Richard Roe
Anthony Roe
Timothy Roe
Jonathan Roe
Ian Roe

Top female forenames

Susan Roe
Margaret Roe
Mary Roe
Elizabeth Roe
Catherine Roe
Linda Roe
Patricia Roe
Helen Roe
Christine Roe
Karen Roe
Michelle Roe
Joanne Roe
Samantha Roe
Gemma Roe
Julia Roe
Sally Roe
Sarah Roe
Victoria Roe
Ann Roe
Alison Roe


  • 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.