Surname statistics for Thorpe

There are approximately 24,860 people named Thorpe in the UK. That makes it the 401th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 393 are named Thorpe.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)24860401N/A393
United Kingdom (1881 census)118403630.040395
Change since 1881+13020-38-0.001-2
Other Countries
United States209601569N/A78


People with the surname Thorpe are slightly less likely to be politicians than the average member of the population. When they do become politicians, they are most likely to be elected as Labour.

As of the most recent set of elections, the political parties represented by politicians called Thorpe are:

  1. Labour (4)
  2. Conservative (2)
  3. Liberal Democrat (1)
More stats for the politics nerds!

Top male forenames

David Thorpe
Michael Thorpe
John Thorpe
Andrew Thorpe
Richard Thorpe
Peter Thorpe
Christopher Thorpe
Paul Thorpe
Mark Thorpe
Stephen Thorpe
Robert Thorpe
Anthony Thorpe
James Thorpe
Simon Thorpe
Ian Thorpe
Martin Thorpe
Graham Thorpe
William Thorpe
Alan Thorpe
Gary Thorpe

Top female forenames

Susan Thorpe
Julie Thorpe
Patricia Thorpe
Karen Thorpe
Angela Thorpe
Linda Thorpe
Sarah Thorpe
Gillian Thorpe
Sandra Thorpe
Elizabeth Thorpe
Helen Thorpe
Carol Thorpe
Deborah Thorpe
Ann Thorpe
Emma Thorpe
Lisa Thorpe
Jacqueline Thorpe
Christine Thorpe
Barbara Thorpe
Nicola Thorpe


  • 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.