Surname statistics for Conway

There are approximately 25,128 people named Conway in the UK. That makes it the 391th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 398 are named Conway.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)25128391N/A398
United Kingdom (1881 census)56117960.019187
Change since 1881+19517+405+0.021+211
Other Countries
United States43395719N/A161


People with the surname Conway 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 Conway are:

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

Top male forenames

John Conway
David Conway
Michael Conway
Paul Conway
James Conway
Peter Conway
Stephen Conway
Richard Conway
Martin Conway
Mark Conway
Andrew Conway
Christopher Conway
Robert Conway
Anthony Conway
Brian Conway
Patrick Conway
Simon Conway
Ian Conway
Thomas Conway
Steven Conway

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Conway
Helen Conway
Susan Conway
Mary Conway
Linda Conway
Karen Conway
Christine Conway
Janet Conway
Angela Conway
Sarah Conway
Nicola Conway
Catherine Conway
Ann Conway
Jennifer Conway
Jane Conway
Deborah Conway
Julie Conway
Valerie Conway
Margaret Conway
Anne Conway


  • 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.