Surname statistics for McShane

There are approximately 4,260 people named McShane in the UK. That makes it the 2,454th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 67 are named McShane.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)42602454N/A67
United Kingdom (1881 census)7424103less than 0.0012
Change since 1881+4186+21649+0.007+65
Other Countries
United States48416470N/A18


People with the surname McShane are slightly 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 Labour.

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

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

Top male forenames

John McShane
Patrick McShane
James McShane
Michael McShane
Paul McShane
Brian McShane
David McShane
Sean McShane
Kevin McShane
Peter McShane
Anthony McShane
Richard McShane
Colin McShane
Martin McShane
Ian McShane
Christopher McShane
Neil McShane
Andrew McShane
Joseph McShane
Rory McShane

Top female forenames

Elizabeth McShane
Caroline McShane
Linda McShane
Lisa McShane
Angela McShane
Jeanette McShane
Janet McShane
Marie McShane
Susan McShane
Carol McShane
Kathleen McShane
Margaret McShane
Anne McShane
Rachel McShane
Colette McShane
Helen McShane
Patricia McShane
Eileen McShane
Paula McShane
Sarah McShane


  • 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.