Surname Distribution in 1841 Census of England and Scotland

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Source

These data were drawn from a search of Ancestry's 1841 Census of Scotland and England. using the "exact match" for the surname. Results obtained under this search include "user amendations" changes driven by presumed mis-readings of the census record. In some cases these corrections are questionable, reflecting user belief more than fact, but in other cases these are useful adjustments of the data. In anycase, it was not practical to exclude these amendations. The data also include occurrence where the "surname" appears as a middle name, but again it was not practical to exclude these results. Since the "exact match" function was used, data for spelling variants of the surname, except as noted in user amendations, were usually not extracted. In two cases ("Houston/etc", and "Sifers/Cyphers" a suite of such variations were examined. Results from this examination of spelling variants is included to illustrate some of the variance involved.


Data

"Mixed" indicates that the difference in occurrence between England and Scotland was approximated the overall population ratio between the two countries. "Negligible indicates that the total population was less than 100 individuals, and is (somewhat arbitrarily) considered too small to be meaningful.

Alpabetically Ordered by Surname

Total Population Ratio Predominance
England Scotland Grand Total England/Scotland
14767527 2594717 17362244 5.7
Buchanan 371 4199 4570 0.1 Scotland
Campbell 4560 28199 32759 0.2 Scotland
Carlock 3 0 3 - Negligible
Carter 26207 345 26552 76.0 England
Cooper 40700 2140 42840 19.0 England
Cowan 637 2697 3334 0.2 Scotland
Cyphers 10 0 10 - Negligible
Dryden 730 256 986 2.9 Mixed
Edmondson 1794 14 1808 128.1 England
Elliott 13448 159 13607 84.6 England
Ewing 251 1299 1550 0.2 Scotland
Finley 517 186 703 2.8 Mixed
Fraley 42 0 42 - Negligible
Gass 247 142 389 1.7 Mixed
George 8939 681 9620 13.1 England
Gillespie 179 1689 1868 0.1 Scotland
Harroll 64 0 64 - Negligible
Hewson 1291 28 1319 46.1 England
Hewston 57 13 70 4.4 Negligible
Hoge 33 7 40 4.7 Negligible
Houston 243 1701 1944 0.1 Scotland
Hughson 113 265 378 0.4 Scotland
Hughston 20 2 22 10.0 Negligible
Huston 169 63 232 2.7 Mixed
Inman 1103 13 1116 84.8 England
Jackson 47800 2630 50430 18.2 England
Kesler 0 0 0 - Negligible
Kilgore 0 14 14 0.0 Negligible
Long 10836 195 11031 55.6 England
Martin 31945 6501 38446 4.9 Mixed
Maxwell 1328 2438 3766 0.5 Mixed
McCormick 674 1276 1950 0.5 Mixed
McSpadden 0 0 0 - Negligible
Mitchell 20224 10193 30417 2.0 Mixed
Paul 3567 1633 5200 2.2 Mixed
Porter 10580 1131 11711 9.4 England
Sifers 2 0 2 - Negligible
Snoddy 2 5 7 0.4 Negligible
Starnes 138 11 149 12.5 England
Teater 3 0 3 - Negligible
Walker 47003 11620 58623 4.0 Mixed
Wallen 452 22 474 20.5 England
Willis 8678 141 8819 61.5 England

Aggregated by Regional Predominance

Total Population Ratio Predominance
England Scotland Grand Total England/Scotland
14767527 2594717 17362244 5.7
Porter 10580 1131 11711 9.4 England
Starnes 138 11 149 12.5 England
George 8939 681 9620 13.1 England
Jackson 47800 2630 50430 18.2 England
Cooper 40700 2140 42840 19.0 England
Wallen 452 22 474 20.5 England
Hewson 1291 28 1319 46.1 England
Long 10836 195 11031 55.6 England
Willis 8678 141 8819 61.5 England
Carter 26207 345 26552 76.0 England
Elliott 13448 159 13607 84.6 England
Inman 1103 13 1116 84.8 England
Edmondson 1794 14 1808 128.1 England
McCormick 674 1276 1950 0.5 Mixed
Maxwell 1328 2438 3766 0.5 Mixed
Gass 247 142 389 1.7 Mixed
Mitchell 20224 10193 30417 2.0 Mixed
Paul 3567 1633 5200 2.2 Mixed
Huston 169 63 232 2.7 Mixed
Finley 517 186 703 2.8 Mixed
Dryden 730 256 986 2.9 Mixed
Walker 47003 11620 58623 4.0 Mixed
Martin 31945 6501 38446 4.9 Mixed
Kilgore 0 14 14 0.0 Negligible
Snoddy 2 5 7 0.4 Negligible
Hewston 57 13 70 4.4 Negligible
Hoge 33 7 40 4.7 Negligible
Hughston 20 2 22 10.0 Negligible
Carlock 3 0 3 - Negligible
Cyphers 10 0 10 - Negligible
Fraley 42 0 42 - Negligible
Harroll 64 0 64 - Negligible
Kesler 0 0 0 - Negligible
McSpadden 0 0 0 - Negligible
Sifers 2 0 2 - Negligible
Teater 3 0 3 - Negligible
Buchanan 371 4199 4570 0.1 Scotland
Gillespie 179 1689 1868 0.1 Scotland
Houston 243 1701 1944 0.1 Scotland
Campbell 4560 28199 32759 0.2 Scotland
Ewing 251 1299 1550 0.2 Scotland
Cowan 637 2697 3334 0.2 Scotland
Hughson 113 265 378 0.4 Scotland
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