Surname statistics for Archer

There are approximately 25,339 people named Archer in the UK. That makes it the 386th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 401 are named Archer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25339386N/A401
United Kingdom (1881 census)123873420.041414
Change since 1881+12952-44-0.001-13
Other Countries
United States33411958N/A124


People with the surname Archer are slightly 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 Archer are:

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

Top male forenames

David Archer
John Archer
Paul Archer
Michael Archer
Robert Archer
Richard Archer
Mark Archer
Stephen Archer
James Archer
Ian Archer
Andrew Archer
Alan Archer
Christopher Archer
Steven Archer
Anthony Archer
Philip Archer
Peter Archer
Simon Archer
Colin Archer
William Archer

Top female forenames

Susan Archer
Karen Archer
Elizabeth Archer
Christine Archer
Jacqueline Archer
Helen Archer
Sarah Archer
Julie Archer
Anne Archer
Carol Archer
Jane Archer
Lesley Archer
Patricia Archer
Ruth Archer
Caroline Archer
Margaret Archer
Gillian Archer
Catherine Archer
Michelle Archer
Elaine Archer


  • 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.