Surname statistics for Roper

There are approximately 11,919 people named Roper in the UK. That makes it the 860th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 189 are named Roper.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)11919860N/A189
United Kingdom (1881 census)62346970.021208
Change since 1881+5685-163-0.002-19
Other Countries
United States195201680N/A72


People with the surname Roper 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 Roper are:

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

Top male forenames

David Roper
Paul Roper
John Roper
Andrew Roper
Mark Roper
Ian Roper
Peter Roper
Christopher Roper
Michael Roper
Richard Roper
Robert Roper
Stephen Roper
Simon Roper
Keith Roper
Steven Roper
Alan Roper
Nigel Roper
James Roper
Kevin Roper
Brian Roper

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Roper
Julie Roper
Mary Roper
Susan Roper
Jane Roper
Janet Roper
Margaret Roper
Suzanne Roper
Christine Roper
Helen Roper
Jennifer Roper
Pauline Roper
Joanne Roper
Claire Roper
Deborah Roper
Michelle Roper
Nicola Roper
Alison Roper
Andrea Roper
Catherine Roper


  • 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.