Surname statistics for McVeigh

There are approximately 4,097 people named McVeigh in the UK. That makes it the 2,536th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 65 are named McVeigh.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)40972536N/A65
United Kingdom (1881 census)1559556less than 0.0011
Change since 1881+4082+57020+0.006+64
Other Countries
United States293510110N/A11


People with the surname McVeigh 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

John McVeigh
Michael McVeigh
James McVeigh
Patrick McVeigh
Paul McVeigh
Andrew McVeigh
Anthony McVeigh
Kevin McVeigh
Mark McVeigh
Peter McVeigh
David McVeigh
Robert McVeigh
Martin McVeigh
Stephen McVeigh
Brian McVeigh
Joseph McVeigh
Gary McVeigh
Thomas McVeigh
Sean McVeigh
Gerard McVeigh

Top female forenames

Julie McVeigh
Jennifer McVeigh
Caroline McVeigh
Helen McVeigh
Olivia McVeigh
Catherine McVeigh
Margaret McVeigh
Lucy McVeigh
Gillian McVeigh
Mary McVeigh
Lisa McVeigh
Elizabeth McVeigh
Elaine McVeigh
Anne McVeigh
Maureen McVeigh
Sarah McVeigh
Shauna McVeigh
Marie McVeigh
Sian McVeigh
Melissa McVeigh


  • 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.