Surname statistics for Sherwin

There are approximately 3,091 people named Sherwin in the UK. That makes it the 3,201th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 49 are named Sherwin.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)30913201N/A49
United Kingdom (1881 census)161226700.00554
Change since 1881+1479-5310-5
Other Countries
United States31229555N/A12

Top male forenames

David Sherwin
Richard Sherwin
John Sherwin
Robert Sherwin
Michael Sherwin
James Sherwin
Steven Sherwin
Brian Sherwin
Alan Sherwin
Christopher Sherwin
Colin Sherwin
Andrew Sherwin
Nicholas Sherwin
Ian Sherwin
Kristian Sherwin
Keith Sherwin
Keiran Sherwin
Peter Sherwin
Mark Sherwin
Paul Sherwin

Top female forenames

Jane Sherwin
Sarah Sherwin
Amanda Sherwin
Linda Sherwin
Julie Sherwin
Jill Sherwin
Jacqueline Sherwin
Susan Sherwin
Elaine Sherwin
Catherine Sherwin
Sandra Sherwin
Ruth Sherwin
Rebecca Sherwin
Rachel Sherwin
Maureen Sherwin
Margaret Sherwin
Denise Sherwin
Elizabeth Sherwin
Emma Sherwin
Gillian Sherwin


  • 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.