Surname statistics for Brewster

There are approximately 7,254 people named Brewster in the UK. That makes it the 1,481th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 115 are named Brewster.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)72541481N/A115
United Kingdom (1881 census)290015480.01097
Change since 1881+4354+67+0.001+18
Other Countries
United States185541770N/A69


People with the surname Brewster 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 Brewster are:

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

Top male forenames

John Brewster
David Brewster
Paul Brewster
Richard Brewster
Mark Brewster
Robert Brewster
James Brewster
Christopher Brewster
Michael Brewster
Peter Brewster
Andrew Brewster
Simon Brewster
Matthew Brewster
Gary Brewster
Stephen Brewster
Ian Brewster
Steven Brewster
Alan Brewster
Edward Brewster
Neil Brewster

Top female forenames

Sarah Brewster
Patricia Brewster
Jacqueline Brewster
Carol Brewster
Susan Brewster
Anne Brewster
Angela Brewster
Yvonne Brewster
Sandra Brewster
Helen Brewster
Andrea Brewster
Nicola Brewster
Elizabeth Brewster
Christine Brewster
Rachel Brewster
Samantha Brewster
Amanda Brewster
Emma Brewster
Linda Brewster
Suzanne Brewster


  • 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.