The name Pigden, despite its prosaic origins, is also in the top 1%.
Roger Pigden, 57, owner of a car repair business in Newbury, Berkshire, said he was surprised at the status of his name.
Pigden, son of a British Airways pilot, said he was “reasonably well to do” but added:
“I don’t have any important connection . . . I don’t mix with any famous people.”
Windsor, the assumed name of the royal family — formerly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha — turns out to be outranked by about a third of the population. [Link]