Surname statistics for Peat

There are approximately 4,268 people named Peat in the UK. That makes it the 2,448th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 68 are named Peat.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)42682448N/A68
United Kingdom (1881 census)238918760.00880
Change since 1881+1879-572-0.001-12
Other Countries
United States87826191less than 0.0013

Top male forenames

David Peat
John Peat
Mark Peat
Kevin Peat
Andrew Peat
Stephen Peat
Michael Peat
Martin Peat
Robert Peat
Simon Peat
Richard Peat
Alan Peat
James Peat
Clifford Peat
Jason Peat
Brian Peat
Roger Peat
Jonathan Peat
Graham Peat
Gary Peat

Top female forenames

Susan Peat
Elizabeth Peat
Nicola Peat
Margaret Peat
Sheila Peat
Gaynor Peat
Stephanie Peat
Lorraine Peat
Christine Peat
Suzanne Peat
Lesley Peat
Ann Peat
Patricia Peat
Rachel Peat
Rosemary Peat
Shelley Peat
Victoria Peat
Alison Peat
Katie Peat
Carmen Peat


  • 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.