Surname statistics for Tomkins

There are approximately 5,963 people named Tomkins in the UK. That makes it the 1,753rd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 94 are named Tomkins.

Frequency Comparisons
TotalRankFrequency %Per million people
Great Britain
United Kingdom (current)59631753N/A94
United Kingdom (1881 census)310414540.010104
Change since 1881+2859-299-0.001-10
Other Countries
United States112921553less than 0.0014

Top male forenames

Michael Tomkins
David Tomkins
Paul Tomkins
Stephen Tomkins
Peter Tomkins
Alan Tomkins
Richard Tomkins
John Tomkins
Andrew Tomkins
Graham Tomkins
Ian Tomkins
Robert Tomkins
James Tomkins
Russell Tomkins
Christopher Tomkins
Daniel Tomkins
Nigel Tomkins
Jason Tomkins
Charles Tomkins
Anthony Tomkins

Top female forenames

Elizabeth Tomkins
Susan Tomkins
Helen Tomkins
Karen Tomkins
Angela Tomkins
Lynn Tomkins
Lisa Tomkins
Patricia Tomkins
Julie Tomkins
Jill Tomkins
Janet Tomkins
Sarah Tomkins
Nicola Tomkins
Christine Tomkins
Rachel Tomkins
Margaret Tomkins
Samantha Tomkins
Barbara Tomkins
Michelle Tomkins
Sandra Tomkins


  • 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.