Surname statistics for Snape

There are approximately 5,631 people named Snape in the UK. That makes it the 1,852nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 89 are named Snape.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)56311852N/A89
United Kingdom (1881 census)276116170.00992
Change since 1881+2870-2350-3
Other Countries
United States52139678less than 0.0012


People with the surname Snape 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 Snape are:

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

Top male forenames

David Snape
Paul Snape
Mark Snape
Peter Snape
Richard Snape
John Snape
Andrew Snape
Michael Snape
Christopher Snape
James Snape
Stephen Snape
Nigel Snape
Anthony Snape
Geoffrey Snape
Benjamin Snape
Jonathan Snape
Alan Snape
Kenneth Snape
Martin Snape
Keith Snape

Top female forenames

Susan Snape
Carol Snape
Christine Snape
Jacqueline Snape
Helen Snape
Margaret Snape
Jennifer Snape
Joanne Snape
Dorothy Snape
Deborah Snape
Angela Snape
Catherine Snape
Julia Snape
Lynn Snape
Keiko Snape
Sharon Snape
Jayne Snape
Jane Snape
Gillian Snape
Anne Snape


  • 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.