Surname statistics for Sayers

There are approximately 8,941 people named Sayers in the UK. That makes it the 1,185th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 142 are named Sayers.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)89411185N/A142
United Kingdom (1881 census)330913740.011110
Change since 1881+5632+189+0.003+32
Other Countries
United States74034431N/A27


People with the surname Sayers are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Sayers are:

  1. Conservative (3)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Sayers
Mark Sayers
John Sayers
Paul Sayers
Andrew Sayers
Peter Sayers
Anthony Sayers
Michael Sayers
Jonathan Sayers
Christopher Sayers
Ian Sayers
Kevin Sayers
Philip Sayers
Stephen Sayers
Robert Sayers
Sean Sayers
Nicholas Sayers
Brian Sayers
Thomas Sayers
Adrian Sayers

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Sayers
Linda Sayers
Susan Sayers
Helen Sayers
Emma Sayers
Karen Sayers
Nicola Sayers
Sarah Sayers
Lorraine Sayers
Deborah Sayers
Pamela Sayers
Amanda Sayers
Anne Sayers
Alison Sayers
Joanna Sayers
Patricia Sayers
Valerie Sayers
Mary Sayers
Heather Sayers
Joan Sayers


  • 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.