Surname statistics for Godfrey

There are approximately 21,850 people named Godfrey in the UK. That makes it the 458th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 346 are named Godfrey.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)21850458N/A346
United Kingdom (1881 census)88814720.030297
Change since 1881+12969+14+0.005+49
Other Countries
United States277001159N/A103


People with the surname Godfrey 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 Labour.

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

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Conservative (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Godfrey
John Godfrey
Michael Godfrey
Paul Godfrey
Peter Godfrey
Andrew Godfrey
Mark Godfrey
Robert Godfrey
Richard Godfrey
Stephen Godfrey
Simon Godfrey
William Godfrey
James Godfrey
Ian Godfrey
Nicholas Godfrey
Lee Godfrey
Martin Godfrey
Christopher Godfrey
Alan Godfrey
Colin Godfrey

Top female forenames

Susan Godfrey
Margaret Godfrey
Sarah Godfrey
Patricia Godfrey
Karen Godfrey
Helen Godfrey
Lisa Godfrey
Jane Godfrey
Caroline Godfrey
Maureen Godfrey
Janet Godfrey
Julie Godfrey
Elizabeth Godfrey
Linda Godfrey
Charlotte Godfrey
Christine Godfrey
Catherine Godfrey
Eileen Godfrey
Barbara Godfrey
Mary Godfrey


  • 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.