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Here is a list of the 50 commonest and rarest British Surnames. This list was compiled from an analysis of the Electoral Rolls. The Associated Town column shows the most popular location for particular common name.

50 Commonest Names                Numbers in Thousands     Associated Town               A-Z Rarest Names

  • Smih                            515                                Lerwick                         Angelo
  • Jones                            392                              Llandudno                    Boulstridge
  • Williams                       267                               Llandudno                     Bungard
  • Brown                          243                              Galashiels                       Bursnell
  • Taylor                          236                               Oldham                          Cabrera
  • Davies                          203                               Swansea                         Chaisty
  • Wilson                          174                              Kilmarnok                     Clayworth
  • Evans                           162                               Swansea                          Denial
  • Thomas                        145                               Swansea                      Dissanayake
  • Johnson                        139                               Lerwick                          Domville
  • Roberts                         135                             Llandudno                          Dua
  • Walker                          125                             Wakefield                         Edeson
  • Wright                          124                               Norwich                          Garrott
  • Robinson                      120                              Darlington                         Gaspar
  • Thompson                    119                              Newcastle                         Gauge
  • White                           117                              Dorchester                        Gelson
  • Hughes                         113                              Llandudno                        Happer
  • Edwards                       111                              Llandudno                         Hawa
  • Green                           110                                Wigan                             Helling
  • Hall                              109                              Durham                        Hollingberry
  • Wood                           106                            Huddersfield                    Howsham
  • Harris                           104                              Newport                           Husher
  • Lewis                           103                            Llandrindod                       W. Huth
  • Martin                          102                                Harris                          Khambaita
  • Jackson                        102                               Carlisle                             Kinlan
  • Clarke                          101                              Ipswich                          Le Feuvre
  • Clark                            101                              Dundee                          Leatherby
  • Turner                         100                          Wolverhampton                    Lowsley
  • Hill                                95                                Dudley                           Mardling
  • Scott                             94                               Galashiels                         Mc Cart
  • Cooper                          94                                Walsall                          McCalman
  • Morris                           90                               Shrewsbury                     McKiddie
  • Ward                             89                                 Lincoln                         McQuillen
  • Moore                           88                                Norwich                           Meath
  • King                              86                              Colchester                         Mustow
  • Watson                          85                             Sunderland                           Nana
  • Baker                            83                               Taunton                             Pepall
  • Harrison                        83                                  York                               Perdue
  • Morgan                          81                           Llandrindod W.                   Ravensdale
  • Patel                              81                               Harrow                              Rukin
  • Young                            80                             Galashiels                        Selvaratnam
  • Allen                              78                              Leicester                           Shelsher
  • Mitchell                          77                               Dundee                            Silsbury
  • James                             76                              Swansea                          Southway
  • Anderson                        76                              Lerwick                           Upadhyad
  • Phillips                           76                              Swansea                              Valji
  • Lee                                74                           London (West)                        Virji
  • Bell                                72                              Carlisle                               Wadd
  • Parker                            71                               Derby                                Weild
  • Davis                             70                             Gloucester                             Witte
  • Total                                 6.25 Million
     
     

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