Surname statistics for Daw

There are approximately 2,961 people named Daw in the UK. That makes it the 3,310th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 47 are named Daw.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)29613310N/A47
United Kingdom (1881 census)207521320.00769
Change since 1881+886-1178-0.002-22
Other Countries
United States232712261N/A9


People with the surname Daw are about as likely to be politicians as 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

David Daw
Andrew Daw
Christopher Daw
Robert Daw
Stephen Daw
Michael Daw
William Daw
Richard Daw
Gary Daw
Arthur Daw
John Daw
Stuart Daw
Vince Daw
Garry Daw
Malcolm Daw
Geoffrey Daw
Alan Daw
Keith Daw
Peter Daw
Brian Daw

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Daw
Susan Daw
Christine Daw
Barbara Daw
Anne Daw
Margaret Daw
Sally Daw
Helen Daw
Irene Daw
Jane Daw
Vicky Daw
Lisa Daw
Lynn Daw
Heidi Daw
Kelly Daw
Jessica Daw
Deborah Daw
Victoria Daw
Caroline Daw
Julie Daw


  • 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.