Surname statistics for Morse

There are approximately 5,371 people named Morse in the UK. That makes it the 1,956th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 85 are named Morse.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)53711956N/A85
United Kingdom (1881 census)274916230.00992
Change since 1881+2622-3330-7
Other Countries
United States41112762N/A152


People with the surname Morse 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 Morse are:

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

Top male forenames

David Morse
John Morse
Robert Morse
Andrew Morse
Peter Morse
Stephen Morse
Christopher Morse
Richard Morse
Jonathan Morse
Simon Morse
Michael Morse
Paul Morse
Anthony Morse
Oliver Morse
James Morse
Edward Morse
Stuart Morse
Barry Morse
Nicholas Morse
Ian Morse

Top female forenames

Susan Morse
Margaret Morse
Karen Morse
Jane Morse
Patricia Morse
Deborah Morse
Jennifer Morse
Janet Morse
Julie Morse
Christine Morse
Sarah Morse
Barbara Morse
Lisa Morse
Catherine Morse
Linda Morse
Carol Morse
Kathryn Morse
Rebecca Morse
Natalie Morse
Stella Morse


  • 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.