Surname statistics for Sewell

There are approximately 12,909 people named Sewell in the UK. That makes it the 786th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 204 are named Sewell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)12909786N/A204
United Kingdom (1881 census)63316810.021211
Change since 1881+6578-105-0.001-7
Other Countries
United States207361586N/A77


People with the surname Sewell 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 Sewell are:

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

Top male forenames

David Sewell
John Sewell
Peter Sewell
Michael Sewell
Mark Sewell
Andrew Sewell
Richard Sewell
Paul Sewell
Robert Sewell
Gary Sewell
James Sewell
Anthony Sewell
Christopher Sewell
Darren Sewell
Matthew Sewell
Brian Sewell
Ian Sewell
Stephen Sewell
Steven Sewell
Philip Sewell

Top female forenames

Susan Sewell
Karen Sewell
Jacqueline Sewell
Jane Sewell
Julie Sewell
Margaret Sewell
Elizabeth Sewell
Gillian Sewell
Christine Sewell
Carolyn Sewell
Deborah Sewell
Mary Sewell
Dawn Sewell
Rebecca Sewell
Claire Sewell
Linda Sewell
Pauline Sewell
Jennifer Sewell
Annette Sewell
Jill Sewell


  • 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.