Surname statistics for Clifford

There are approximately 19,367 people named Clifford in the UK. That makes it the 522nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 307 are named Clifford.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)19367522N/A307
United Kingdom (1881 census)61577110.021206
Change since 1881+13210+189+0.01+101
Other Countries
United States219741486N/A81


People with the surname Clifford are 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 Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Clifford are:

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

Top male forenames

John Clifford
David Clifford
Michael Clifford
Paul Clifford
Peter Clifford
Stephen Clifford
Robert Clifford
Andrew Clifford
Mark Clifford
James Clifford
Simon Clifford
Richard Clifford
Ian Clifford
Matthew Clifford
Lee Clifford
Kevin Clifford
Daniel Clifford
Christopher Clifford
Anthony Clifford
Alan Clifford

Top female forenames

Susan Clifford
Barbara Clifford
Sarah Clifford
Mary Clifford
Elizabeth Clifford
Emma Clifford
Jacqueline Clifford
Janet Clifford
Jane Clifford
Anne Clifford
Lisa Clifford
Deborah Clifford
Christine Clifford
Louise Clifford
Nicola Clifford
Jennifer Clifford
Sheila Clifford
Hilary Clifford
Patricia Clifford
Margaret Clifford


  • 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.