Surname statistics for Cornwell

There are approximately 5,623 people named Cornwell in the UK. That makes it the 1,855th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 89 are named Cornwell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)56231855N/A89
United Kingdom (1881 census)172625070.00658
Change since 1881+3897+652+0.003+31
Other Countries
United States118932783N/A44


People with the surname Cornwell 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 Conservative.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John Cornwell
David Cornwell
Paul Cornwell
Peter Cornwell
Andrew Cornwell
Mark Cornwell
Michael Cornwell
Gary Cornwell
Stephen Cornwell
Simon Cornwell
Richard Cornwell
Adam Cornwell
Anthony Cornwell
Philip Cornwell
Ian Cornwell
Roger Cornwell
Alan Cornwell
Steve Cornwell
Robert Cornwell
Kevin Cornwell

Top female forenames

Jennifer Cornwell
Sally Cornwell
Susan Cornwell
Catherine Cornwell
Sharon Cornwell
Louise Cornwell
Valerie Cornwell
Jacqueline Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell
Gillian Cornwell
Sarah Cornwell
Jane Cornwell
Victoria Cornwell
Paula Cornwell
Vivienne Cornwell
Nicola Cornwell
Karen Cornwell
Alison Cornwell
Andrea Cornwell
Emma Cornwell


  • 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.