Surname statistics for Pugh

There are approximately 22,661 people named Pugh in the UK. That makes it the 448th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 359 are named Pugh.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)22661448N/A359
United Kingdom (1881 census)114423730.038382
Change since 1881+11219-75-0.002-23
Other Countries
United States38691817N/A143


People with the surname Pugh are slightly 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 Pugh are:

  1. Conservative (4)
  2. Labour (3)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
  4. Independent (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Pugh
John Pugh
Stephen Pugh
Michael Pugh
Richard Pugh
Robert Pugh
Christopher Pugh
Andrew Pugh
Mark Pugh
Anthony Pugh
Gareth Pugh
Steven Pugh
James Pugh
Simon Pugh
Ian Pugh
Peter Pugh
Kevin Pugh
Jonathan Pugh
Alan Pugh
Nigel Pugh

Top female forenames

Susan Pugh
Karen Pugh
Sarah Pugh
Patricia Pugh
Deborah Pugh
Elizabeth Pugh
Jane Pugh
Margaret Pugh
Anne Pugh
Emma Pugh
Nicola Pugh
Carol Pugh
Jennifer Pugh
Angela Pugh
Helen Pugh
Julie Pugh
Charlotte Pugh
Gillian Pugh
Christine Pugh
Amanda Pugh


  • 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.