Surname statistics for Pierce

There are approximately 8,032 people named Pierce in the UK. That makes it the 1,350th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 127 are named Pierce.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)80321350N/A127
United Kingdom (1881 census)440110200.015147
Change since 1881+3631-330-0.002-20
Other Countries
United States136517186N/A506


People with the surname Pierce 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 Labour.

More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Pierce
Richard Pierce
John Pierce
Michael Pierce
Robert Pierce
Stephen Pierce
Andrew Pierce
Alan Pierce
Simon Pierce
Jonathan Pierce
Christopher Pierce
William Pierce
Martin Pierce
Mark Pierce
Gareth Pierce
Stuart Pierce
Nigel Pierce
James Pierce
Trevor Pierce
Graham Pierce

Top female forenames

Susan Pierce
Jane Pierce
Helen Pierce
Gillian Pierce
Alison Pierce
Julie Pierce
Lesley Pierce
Catherine Pierce
Rachel Pierce
Karen Pierce
Clare Pierce
Patricia Pierce
Ann Pierce
Angela Pierce
Pamela Pierce
Wendy Pierce
Janet Pierce
Suzanne Pierce
Sharon Pierce
Joanna Pierce


  • 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.