Surname statistics for Moores

There are approximately 5,087 people named Moores in the UK. That makes it the 2,068th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 81 are named Moores.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)50872068N/A81
United Kingdom (1881 census)247718050.00883
Change since 1881+2610-2630-2
Other Countries
United States236812088N/A9


People with the surname Moores 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 Moores are:

  1. Conservative (3)
  2. Labour (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Moores
John Moores
Michael Moores
Peter Moores
Paul Moores
Graham Moores
Andrew Moores
Brian Moores
Neil Moores
Philip Moores
Jonathan Moores
Ian Moores
James Moores
Richard Moores
Robert Moores
Christopher Moores
Gary Moores
Mark Moores
Anthony Moores
Stephen Moores

Top female forenames

Susan Moores
Patricia Moores
Joanne Moores
Jane Moores
Nicola Moores
Amanda Moores
Sharon Moores
Linda Moores
Janet Moores
Kathleen Moores
Judith Moores
Julie Moores
Karen Moores
Pamela Moores
Alison Moores
Michelle Moores
Sandra Moores
Christine Moores
Virginia Moores
Carol Moores


  • 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.