Surname statistics for Kemp

There are approximately 34,596 people named Kemp in the UK. That makes it the 267th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 548 are named Kemp.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)34596267N/A548
United Kingdom (1881 census)166102310.055555
Change since 1881+17986-360-7
Other Countries
United States44701698N/A166


People with the surname Kemp 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 Kemp are:

  1. Conservative (10)
  2. Labour (6)
  3. Independent (3)
  4. Liberal Democrat (2)
  5. UKIP (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Kemp
Michael Kemp
Andrew Kemp
John Kemp
Paul Kemp
Peter Kemp
Robert Kemp
Richard Kemp
James Kemp
Martin Kemp
Christopher Kemp
Stephen Kemp
Mark Kemp
Nicholas Kemp
Anthony Kemp
Alan Kemp
Brian Kemp
Ian Kemp
Simon Kemp
Jonathan Kemp

Top female forenames

Susan Kemp
Elizabeth Kemp
Karen Kemp
Jane Kemp
Christine Kemp
Sarah Kemp
Linda Kemp
Deborah Kemp
Julie Kemp
Patricia Kemp
Emma Kemp
Tracy Kemp
Caroline Kemp
Lesley Kemp
Margaret Kemp
Sally Kemp
Mary Kemp
Nicola Kemp
Barbara Kemp
Carol Kemp


  • 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.