Surname statistics for Mathews

There are approximately 8,162 people named Mathews in the UK. That makes it the 1,318th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 129 are named Mathews.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)81621318N/A129
United Kingdom (1881 census)110603860.037369
Change since 1881-2898-932-0.024-240
Other Countries
United States50608609N/A188


People with the surname Mathews are slightly 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

David Mathews
Peter Mathews
John Mathews
Paul Mathews
Stephen Mathews
Michael Mathews
Richard Mathews
Andrew Mathews
Simon Mathews
Robert Mathews
Mark Mathews
James Mathews
Christopher Mathews
Alan Mathews
Philip Mathews
Ian Mathews
Colin Mathews
Stuart Mathews
Geoffrey Mathews
Neil Mathews

Top female forenames

Susan Mathews
Janet Mathews
Christine Mathews
Julie Mathews
Lesley Mathews
Patricia Mathews
Sarah Mathews
Margaret Mathews
Anne Mathews
Jane Mathews
Ann Mathews
Shirley Mathews
Linda Mathews
Joanne Mathews
Claire Mathews
Andrea Mathews
Nicola Mathews
Sandra Mathews
Caroline Mathews
Valerie Mathews


  • 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.