Surname statistics for Lawley

There are approximately 2,751 people named Lawley in the UK. That makes it the 3,508th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 44 are named Lawley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)27513508N/A44
United Kingdom (1881 census)180424230.00660
Change since 1881+947-1085-0.002-16
Other Countries
United States234712168N/A9

Top male forenames

John Lawley
David Lawley
Christopher Lawley
Richard Lawley
Simon Lawley
Peter Lawley
Edward Lawley
Graham Lawley
Ian Lawley
Stephen Lawley
Andrew Lawley
Mark Lawley
Robert Lawley
Keith Lawley
James Lawley
Philip Lawley
Martin Lawley
Gary Lawley
Stewart Lawley
Nicholas Lawley

Top female forenames

Maureen Lawley
Sarah Lawley
Rebecca Lawley
Alison Lawley
Julie Lawley
Anne Lawley
Elizabeth Lawley
Natalie Lawley
Samantha Lawley
Jacqueline Lawley
Lynda Lawley
Carol Lawley
Janet Lawley
Sylvia Lawley
Pauline Lawley
Emma Lawley
Geraldine Lawley
Amanda Lawley
Karen Lawley
Christine Lawley


  • 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.