Surname statistics for Harmer

There are approximately 6,012 people named Harmer in the UK. That makes it the 1,738th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 95 are named Harmer.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)60121738N/A95
United Kingdom (1881 census)296815080.01099
Change since 1881+3044-2300-4
Other Countries
United States241611864N/A9


People with the surname Harmer 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 Harmer are:

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

Top male forenames

David Harmer
John Harmer
Paul Harmer
Andrew Harmer
Michael Harmer
Robert Harmer
Matthew Harmer
Steven Harmer
Anthony Harmer
Christopher Harmer
Philip Harmer
James Harmer
Geoffrey Harmer
Roger Harmer
Alan Harmer
Ian Harmer
Stuart Harmer
Richard Harmer
Brian Harmer
Thomas Harmer

Top female forenames

Gillian Harmer
Julie Harmer
Christine Harmer
Susan Harmer
Sarah Harmer
Sally Harmer
Suzanne Harmer
Karen Harmer
Patricia Harmer
Lynn Harmer
Pauline Harmer
Clare Harmer
Alison Harmer
Jacqueline Harmer
Pamela Harmer
Victoria Harmer
Caroline Harmer
Marie Harmer
Rosemary Harmer
Irene Harmer


  • 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.