Surname statistics for Tolley

There are approximately 4,235 people named Tolley in the UK. That makes it the 2,472nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 67 are named Tolley.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)42352472N/A67
United Kingdom (1881 census)156627210.00552
Change since 1881+2669+249+0.002+15
Other Countries
United States56225659N/A21

Top male forenames

Paul Tolley
Robert Tolley
John Tolley
Richard Tolley
David Tolley
Mark Tolley
Jonathan Tolley
Andrew Tolley
Michael Tolley
Simon Tolley
Steven Tolley
Christopher Tolley
Martin Tolley
Stuart Tolley
Peter Tolley
Nicholas Tolley
Keith Tolley
Thomas Tolley
Alan Tolley
Stephen Tolley

Top female forenames

Joan Tolley
Sharon Tolley
Sarah Tolley
Margaret Tolley
Jacqueline Tolley
Karen Tolley
Joanna Tolley
Judith Tolley
Laura Tolley
Linda Tolley
Lisa Tolley
Nicola Tolley
Amanda Tolley
Emma Tolley
Angela Tolley
Pamela Tolley
Samantha Tolley
Anne Tolley
Jill Tolley
Sheila Tolley


  • 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.