Surname statistics for Sherwood

There are approximately 9,460 people named Sherwood in the UK. That makes it the 1,111th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 150 are named Sherwood.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)94601111N/A150
United Kingdom (1881 census)381711950.013127
Change since 1881+5643+84+0.002+23
Other Countries
United States209981567N/A78


People with the surname Sherwood are about as likely to be politicians as 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 Sherwood are:

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

Top male forenames

David Sherwood
Michael Sherwood
Paul Sherwood
John Sherwood
Robert Sherwood
Peter Sherwood
Richard Sherwood
Mark Sherwood
Stephen Sherwood
Andrew Sherwood
Alan Sherwood
William Sherwood
Kevin Sherwood
Anthony Sherwood
Jonathan Sherwood
Simon Sherwood
Christopher Sherwood
Clive Sherwood
Ian Sherwood
Nicholas Sherwood

Top female forenames

Jacqueline Sherwood
Janet Sherwood
Claire Sherwood
Deborah Sherwood
Jane Sherwood
Sarah Sherwood
Julie Sherwood
Elizabeth Sherwood
Michelle Sherwood
Ann Sherwood
Susan Sherwood
Patricia Sherwood
Elaine Sherwood
Jennifer Sherwood
Sharon Sherwood
Angela Sherwood
Sally Sherwood
Kerry Sherwood
Laura Sherwood
Emma Sherwood


  • 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.