Surname statistics for Thwaites

There are approximately 4,146 people named Thwaites in the UK. That makes it the 2,511th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 66 are named Thwaites.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)41462511N/A66
United Kingdom (1881 census)178924370.00660
Change since 1881+2357-74+0.001+6
Other Countries
United States41348109less than 0.0011

Top male forenames

Paul Thwaites
David Thwaites
Michael Thwaites
Peter Thwaites
Richard Thwaites
Alan Thwaites
John Thwaites
Gary Thwaites
Colin Thwaites
Simon Thwaites
Brian Thwaites
Christopher Thwaites
Graham Thwaites
Daniel Thwaites
Jason Thwaites
Malcolm Thwaites
Martin Thwaites
George Thwaites
Mark Thwaites
Glenn Thwaites

Top female forenames

Susan Thwaites
Sarah Thwaites
Emma Thwaites
Amanda Thwaites
Deborah Thwaites
Karen Thwaites
Sophie Thwaites
Laura Thwaites
Lisa Thwaites
Kathryn Thwaites
Lois Thwaites
Michelle Thwaites
Patricia Thwaites
Pauline Thwaites
Angela Thwaites
Kathleen Thwaites
Carolyn Thwaites
Julie Thwaites
Claire Thwaites
Audrey Thwaites


  • 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.