Surname statistics for Marks

There are approximately 18,937 people named Marks in the UK. That makes it the 536th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 300 are named Marks.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)18937536N/A300
United Kingdom (1881 census)61287160.020205
Change since 1881+12809+180+0.01+95
Other Countries
United States48281644N/A179


People with the surname Marks 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (5)
  2. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Marks
Paul Marks
Michael Marks
John Marks
Richard Marks
Simon Marks
Andrew Marks
Christopher Marks
Jonathan Marks
Peter Marks
Anthony Marks
Daniel Marks
Robert Marks
Nicholas Marks
Stephen Marks
Alan Marks
Philip Marks
Gary Marks
Stuart Marks
Ian Marks

Top female forenames

Susan Marks
Linda Marks
Karen Marks
Nicola Marks
Margaret Marks
Carol Marks
Ann Marks
Sarah Marks
Catherine Marks
Rebecca Marks
Amanda Marks
Louise Marks
Valerie Marks
Jayne Marks
Sandra Marks
Rachel Marks
Sally Marks
Hilary Marks
Joan Marks
Patricia Marks


  • 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.