Surname statistics for Mead

There are approximately 14,815 people named Mead in the UK. That makes it the 684th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 234 are named Mead.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)14815684N/A234
United Kingdom (1881 census)69816090.023233
Change since 1881+7834-750+1
Other Countries
United States219191494N/A81


People with the surname Mead are 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 Conservative.

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

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (2)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Mead
Michael Mead
Andrew Mead
John Mead
Richard Mead
Paul Mead
James Mead
Nicholas Mead
Stephen Mead
Peter Mead
Christopher Mead
Robert Mead
Colin Mead
Philip Mead
Mark Mead
Brian Mead
Nigel Mead
Gary Mead
Simon Mead
Alan Mead

Top female forenames

Sarah Mead
Angela Mead
Patricia Mead
Christine Mead
Susan Mead
Julie Mead
Linda Mead
Karen Mead
Jacqueline Mead
Margaret Mead
Caroline Mead
Barbara Mead
Helen Mead
Janet Mead
Alison Mead
Rachel Mead
Michelle Mead
Sandra Mead
Sally Mead
Lisa Mead


  • 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.