Surname statistics for Southwell

There are approximately 3,570 people named Southwell in the UK. That makes it the 2,828th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 57 are named Southwell.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)35702828N/A57
United Kingdom (1881 census)187623330.00663
Change since 1881+1694-4950-6
Other Countries
United States211313245N/A8

Top male forenames

David Southwell
John Southwell
Richard Southwell
Paul Southwell
Ian Southwell
Michael Southwell
Robert Southwell
Stephen Southwell
Peter Southwell
Mark Southwell
Graham Southwell
Neil Southwell
Christopher Southwell
Gary Southwell
Martin Southwell
Jason Southwell
Kenneth Southwell
Barry Southwell
Timothy Southwell
Andrew Southwell

Top female forenames

Susan Southwell
Joanna Southwell
Mary Southwell
Karen Southwell
Paula Southwell
Sara Southwell
Louise Southwell
Katherine Southwell
Barbara Southwell
Lynn Southwell
Margaret Southwell
Maureen Southwell
Melanie Southwell
Natalie Southwell
Pamela Southwell
Sheila Southwell
Sophie Southwell
Tanya Southwell
Anita Southwell
Linda Southwell


  • 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.