Surname statistics for Horsley

There are approximately 5,939 people named Horsley in the UK. That makes it the 1,761th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 94 are named Horsley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)59391761N/A94
United Kingdom (1881 census)280015920.00993
Change since 1881+3139-1690+1
Other Countries
United States63025107N/A23


People with the surname Horsley 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 Liberal Democrat.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

Peter Horsley
David Horsley
John Horsley
Mark Horsley
Andrew Horsley
Simon Horsley
Richard Horsley
James Horsley
Stephen Horsley
Robert Horsley
Adrian Horsley
Michael Horsley
Paul Horsley
Anthony Horsley
Martin Horsley
Christopher Horsley
Ian Horsley
Brian Horsley
Colin Horsley
Nicholas Horsley

Top female forenames

Susan Horsley
Margaret Horsley
Christine Horsley
Sharon Horsley
Claire Horsley
Sarah Horsley
Helen Horsley
Joanne Horsley
Ann Horsley
Nicola Horsley
Karen Horsley
Rita Horsley
Beverley Horsley
Carol Horsley
Michelle Horsley
Patricia Horsley
Elizabeth Horsley
Janet Horsley
Anne Horsley
Lesley Horsley


  • 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.