Surname statistics for Pearse

There are approximately 4,260 people named Pearse in the UK. That makes it the 2,453rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 67 are named Pearse.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)42602453N/A67
United Kingdom (1881 census)318614140.011106
Change since 1881+1074-1039-0.004-39
Other Countries
United States128819428less than 0.0015

Top male forenames

David Pearse
Richard Pearse
Ian Pearse
Michael Pearse
Andrew Pearse
Stephen Pearse
John Pearse
Mark Pearse
Christopher Pearse
Colin Pearse
Steven Pearse
William Pearse
Steve Pearse
Martin Pearse
Anthony Pearse
Jonathan Pearse
Jon Pearse
Neil Pearse
Simon Pearse
Raymond Pearse

Top female forenames

Janet Pearse
Susan Pearse
Lj Pearse
Julie Pearse
Helen Pearse
Deborah Pearse
Pamela Pearse
Christina Pearse
Amanda Pearse
Sylvia Pearse
Paula Pearse
Louise Pearse
Margaret Pearse
Sandra Pearse
Melanie Pearse
Samantha Pearse
Nicola Pearse
Sally Pearse
Alexandra Pearse
Lesley Pearse


  • 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.