Surname statistics for Finch

There are approximately 21,671 people named Finch in the UK. That makes it the 462nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 343 are named Finch.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21671462N/A343
United Kingdom (1881 census)99694300.033333
Change since 1881+11702-32+0.001+10
Other Countries
United States297031076N/A110


People with the surname Finch are more 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 Finch are:

  1. Conservative (6)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. UKIP (1)
  4. Green (1)
  5. Alderman (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Finch
Peter Finch
John Finch
Paul Finch
Michael Finch
Stephen Finch
Mark Finch
Robert Finch
Andrew Finch
Richard Finch
Alan Finch
James Finch
Christopher Finch
Simon Finch
Ian Finch
Colin Finch
Brian Finch
Matthew Finch
Kevin Finch
William Finch

Top female forenames

Susan Finch
Patricia Finch
Jane Finch
Lisa Finch
Margaret Finch
Amanda Finch
Sarah Finch
Karen Finch
Julie Finch
Catherine Finch
Helen Finch
Claire Finch
Joanne Finch
Angela Finch
Barbara Finch
Maureen Finch
Sharon Finch
Pamela Finch
Linda Finch
Clare Finch


  • 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.