Surname statistics for Needham

There are approximately 12,438 people named Needham in the UK. That makes it the 810th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 197 are named Needham.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12438810N/A197
United Kingdom (1881 census)63736730.021213
Change since 1881+6065-137-0.001-16
Other Countries
United States108093074N/A40


People with the surname Needham are 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 Conservative.

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

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

Top male forenames

John Needham
Andrew Needham
David Needham
Paul Needham
Michael Needham
Christopher Needham
Mark Needham
James Needham
Richard Needham
Peter Needham
Robert Needham
Philip Needham
Simon Needham
Stephen Needham
Gary Needham
Alan Needham
Thomas Needham
Martin Needham
Brian Needham
Daniel Needham

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Needham
Margaret Needham
Karen Needham
Susan Needham
Janet Needham
Christine Needham
Patricia Needham
Claire Needham
Kathleen Needham
Sharon Needham
Sarah Needham
Catherine Needham
Lesley Needham
Pauline Needham
Elaine Needham
Jane Needham
Helen Needham
Sheila Needham
Jacqueline Needham
Beverley Needham


  • 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.