Surname statistics for Fryer

There are approximately 10,767 people named Fryer in the UK. That makes it the 983rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 170 are named Fryer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)10767983N/A170
United Kingdom (1881 census)55568010.019186
Change since 1881+5211-182-0.002-16
Other Countries
United States75064373N/A28


People with the surname Fryer 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.

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

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

Top male forenames

Richard Fryer
Paul Fryer
John Fryer
David Fryer
Peter Fryer
Michael Fryer
Andrew Fryer
Mark Fryer
Robert Fryer
Stephen Fryer
James Fryer
Ian Fryer
Martin Fryer
Alan Fryer
Graham Fryer
Christopher Fryer
Philip Fryer
Nigel Fryer
Simon Fryer
Gary Fryer

Top female forenames

Helen Fryer
Jane Fryer
Sarah Fryer
Margaret Fryer
Julie Fryer
Emma Fryer
Jacqueline Fryer
Elizabeth Fryer
Sandra Fryer
Valerie Fryer
Maureen Fryer
Amanda Fryer
Susan Fryer
Donna Fryer
Anne Fryer
Linda Fryer
Claire Fryer
Catherine Fryer
Christine Fryer
Jennifer Fryer


  • 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.