Surname statistics for Rowley

There are approximately 17,282 people named Rowley in the UK. That makes it the 578th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 274 are named Rowley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)17282578N/A274
United Kingdom (1881 census)78675320.026263
Change since 1881+9415-46+0.001+11
Other Countries
United States147602261N/A55


People with the surname Rowley 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (7)
  2. Conservative (4)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Rowley
John Rowley
Paul Rowley
Michael Rowley
Mark Rowley
Stephen Rowley
Christopher Rowley
Peter Rowley
Andrew Rowley
James Rowley
Richard Rowley
Robert Rowley
Keith Rowley
Thomas Rowley
Ian Rowley
Martin Rowley
Philip Rowley
Alan Rowley
Matthew Rowley
Nicholas Rowley

Top female forenames

Susan Rowley
Sarah Rowley
Margaret Rowley
Joanne Rowley
Jane Rowley
Christine Rowley
Claire Rowley
Patricia Rowley
Linda Rowley
Amanda Rowley
Deborah Rowley
Jennifer Rowley
Anne Rowley
Jayne Rowley
Elizabeth Rowley
Caroline Rowley
Julie Rowley
Jacqueline Rowley
Emma Rowley
Helen Rowley


  • 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.