Surname statistics for Rowland

There are approximately 18,036 people named Rowland in the UK. That makes it the 554th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 285 are named Rowland.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)18036554N/A285
United Kingdom (1881 census)85124980.028284
Change since 1881+9524-56+0.001+1
Other Countries
United States34498925N/A128


People with the surname Rowland 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 Conservative.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Rowland are:

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

Top male forenames

John Rowland
David Rowland
Paul Rowland
Mark Rowland
Peter Rowland
Andrew Rowland
Michael Rowland
Stephen Rowland
Christopher Rowland
Robert Rowland
Anthony Rowland
Simon Rowland
Philip Rowland
Kevin Rowland
Richard Rowland
James Rowland
Keith Rowland
Martin Rowland
Steven Rowland
Daniel Rowland

Top female forenames

Susan Rowland
Elizabeth Rowland
Patricia Rowland
Jane Rowland
Sarah Rowland
Lisa Rowland
Deborah Rowland
Gillian Rowland
Christine Rowland
Helen Rowland
Ann Rowland
Diane Rowland
Barbara Rowland
Anne Rowland
Linda Rowland
Jacqueline Rowland
Jennifer Rowland
Margaret Rowland
Catherine Rowland
Alison Rowland


  • 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.