Surname statistics for Smallwood

There are approximately 5,542 people named Smallwood in the UK. That makes it the 1,894th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 88 are named Smallwood.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)55421894N/A88
United Kingdom (1881 census)276316140.00992
Change since 1881+2779-2800-4
Other Countries
United States182271811N/A68

Top male forenames

David Smallwood
John Smallwood
Richard Smallwood
Andrew Smallwood
Peter Smallwood
Robert Smallwood
Mark Smallwood
Stephen Smallwood
Christopher Smallwood
Lee Smallwood
Simon Smallwood
Ian Smallwood
Paul Smallwood
James Smallwood
Kevin Smallwood
William Smallwood
Philip Smallwood
Brian Smallwood
Martin Smallwood
Alan Smallwood

Top female forenames

Susan Smallwood
Janet Smallwood
Helen Smallwood
Nicola Smallwood
Patricia Smallwood
Sandra Smallwood
Jacqueline Smallwood
Angela Smallwood
Laura Smallwood
Maria Smallwood
Caroline Smallwood
Carol Smallwood
Lesley Smallwood
Karen Smallwood
Sharon Smallwood
Catherine Smallwood
Annette Smallwood
Alison Smallwood
Heather Smallwood
Melanie Smallwood


  • 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.