Top surnames from the 1881 census in Rainow, Cheshire

Rainow is an 1881 census registration district in the county of Cheshire

Registration districts were originally created for the registration of births, marriages and deaths, rather than specifically for the census. In many cases, registration districts were broadly equivalent to parishes, but not necessarily so.

Top surnames by total occurrences

Surname Total Frequency Index
ROBINSON493.816211.97
GASKELL483.7383364.74
LOMAS433.3489181.28
WOOD372.88169.04
JACKSON322.49228.92
GOODWIN282.180741.38
COOPER262.02498.32
OLDFIELD251.9470117.87
WAINWRIGHT241.869288.33
BROADHEAD221.7134233.30
SHELDON221.7134112.65
MAYBURY201.5576760.46
BROCKLEHURST201.5576285.31
BARLOW191.479827.40
ORME171.3240158.58
LOWE171.324017.66
FARE171.32401,976.74
GARDINER171.324046.07
WADSWORTH161.246189.39
MELLOR151.168233.16
NIXON151.168238.35
BRADBURY151.168240.43
HARDING141.090315.07
BRADLEY141.090313.58
SUTTON120.934614.68
MOTTRAM120.9346172.66
HIBBERT110.856758.45
JOHNSON110.85672.55
CRAGG110.8567134.97
MASSEY110.856733.51
STUBBS110.856732.44
COLLIER100.778823.30
BEARD100.778829.59
SHARPLEY100.7788609.76
HILL100.77883.06
BEAMER100.77883,125.00
WALKER100.77882.33
REDFERN90.700950.31
TAYLOR90.70091.10
ROWBOTHAM90.7009142.86
DAVIES90.70091.38
BARBER90.700911.64
STATHAM90.7009121.46
DAVENPORT80.623132.88
MASON80.62314.63
GLEAVE80.6231147.87
HELLIWELL80.623167.62
BATES80.62319.79
HANDFORD80.6231167.36
MINOR70.5452700.00

Top surnames by population index

Surname Index Total Frequency
LANGIN1.281,2843333.3333
BEAMER1.281,2843125.0000
FARE1.281,2841976.7442
MAYBURY1.281,284760.4563
MINOR1.281,284700.0000
SHARPLEY1.281,284609.7561
COBHAM1.281,284393.7008
GASKELL1.281,284364.7416
BROCKLEHURST1.281,284285.3067
BIDDULPH1.281,284243.0556
BROADHEAD1.281,284233.2980
LOMAS1.281,284181.2816
MOTTRAM1.281,284172.6619
HANDFORD1.281,284167.3640
ORME1.281,284158.5821
GLEAVE1.281,284147.8743
ROWBOTHAM1.281,284142.8571
ETCHELLS1.281,284141.1290
TRAFFORD1.281,284135.9223
CRAGG1.281,284134.9693
STATHAM1.281,284121.4575
OLDFIELD1.281,284117.8689
SHELDON1.281,284112.6472
BOLD1.281,284112.3596
NEAVE1.281,28499.5025
MOTTERSHEAD1.281,28492.8074
WADSWORTH1.281,28489.3855
WAINWRIGHT1.281,28488.3327
NIELD1.281,28479.3651
HELLIWELL1.281,28467.6247
HENSHAW1.281,28463.9854
WHISTON1.281,28459.8802
HIBBERT1.281,28458.4485
HEATHCOTE1.281,28457.8592
SIDEBOTTOM1.281,28454.2741
SWAINE1.281,28453.1915
COTTRELL1.281,28452.4934
REDFERN1.281,28450.3074
GARDINER1.281,28446.0705
DUFFIELD1.281,28444.8833
RIDGWAY1.281,28442.4448
GOODWIN1.281,28441.3834
BRADBURY1.281,28440.4313
PEGG1.281,28439.6825
NIXON1.281,28438.3534
BAYLEY1.281,28433.8164
LONGDEN1.281,28433.7268
MASSEY1.281,28433.5059
BOSTOCK1.281,28433.1675
MELLOR1.281,28433.1638

The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname. For example, there were 1,284 people called LANGIN in Rainow at the time of the 1881 census.

The Frequency column shows the percentage of people in this county or town with this surname. For example, a frequency of 3333.3333 in Rainow means that 3333.3333% of the people in Rainow on census day were called LANGIN.

The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called LANGIN in this county or town, compared with the probability of finding them anywhere in Britain as a whole. An index of 1 means that if you pick someone at random from this county or town, you have exactly the same probability of picking someone called LANGIN as if you picked at random from the whole of the UK. Where the index is higher than 1, then you are more likely to find someone called LANGIN here than if you picked from the UK as a whole, and where it's lower then you are less likely. The actual figure shows the level of probability - for example, a figure of 2 would indicate that you are twice as likely to find someone called LANGIN here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 1.28 in Rainow means that you are 1.28 times as likely to find someone with the surname of LANGIN in Rainow than you would be in the whole of the UK.

All the surnames recorded in Rainow in 1881

(including typos, unknowns and the ones we don't have any data for!)

AINSWORTH (3)  ALBINSON (2)  ARMFIELD (1)  BAYLEY (7)  BAILEY (1)  BALL (1)  BARBER (9)  BARLOW (19)  BARTON (6)  BATES (8)  BEAMER (10)  BEARD (10)  BEBBINGTON (1)  BELLFIELD (1)  BENTLEY (1)  BIDDULPH (7)  BURKE (6)  BLEASE (8)  BOLD (4)  BOOTH (1)  BOSTOCK (4)  BODEN (2)  BRACEGIRDLE (3)  BRADBURY (15)  BRADLEY (14)  BRADSHAW (1)  BRIGGS (1)  BROADHEAD (22)  BROCKLEHURST (20)  BROOKS (1)  BROOME (1)  BURGESS (7)  CARR (1)  CHADWICK (1)  CLARK (5)  CLARKE (7)  CLAYTON (4)  COBHAM (5)  COLLIER (10)  COOKE (6)  COOKSON (2)  COOPER (26)  COTTRELL (6)  CRAGG (11)  CROMPTON (1)  DALE (2)  DANIELLS (1)  DANIELS (DANIELLS) (2)  DAVENPORT (8)  DAVIES (9)  DAVIS (1)  DAWSON (5)  DEANE (1)  DEAN (2)  DANE (1)  DOWNS (2)  DOWNES (4)  DUFFIELD (5)  ETCHELLS (7)  EVANS (1)  FARE (17)  FARDEN (1)  FREEMAN (2)  GARDINER (17)  GASKELL (48)  GLEAVE (8)  GODDARD (7)  GOODWIN (28)  GOSLING (6)  GRAHAM (1)  GREAVES (1)  GREENHOUGH (4)  GREENWOOD (1)  GREGORY (6)  GRETTON (3)  HALL (4)  HELLIWELL (8)  HAMMOND (3)  HANDFORD (8)  HARDING (14)  HARRISON (6)  HAYES (3)  HEATH (1)  HEATHCOTE (6)  HENSHAW (7)  HEWITT (1)  HEYWOOD (3)  HIBBERT (11)  HILL (10)  HOLLAND (5)  HOLINSHEAD (3)  HOLT (2)  HORROCKS (5)  HOUGHTON (1)  HOWE (2)  HOYLE (2)  HUNT (3)  ENGLISH (1)  JACKSON (32)  JINKS (1)  JODRELL (2)  JODRELL ? (2)  JOULE (13)  JOHNSON (11)  JONES (3)  KENYON (1)  KIRK (6)  KIRKHAM (3)  LANGIN (3)  LATHAM (6)  LEIGH (3)  LOMAS (43)  LONGDON (4)  LONGDEN (2)  LOWE (17)  MASON (8)  MASSEY (11)  MATTHEWS (1)  MAYBURY (20)  MELLOR (15)  MINOR (7)  MOORHOUSE (1)  MOTTERSHEAD (4)  MOTTERSHED (4)  MOTTRAM (12)  MURRY (1)  MAYER (1)  NEAVE (6)  NIELD (7)  NIXON (15)  NORBURY (1)  OAKES (4)  OLDFIELD (25)  ORME (17)  OWENS (5)  PARROTT (4)  PEARSON (6)  PEDLEY (1)  PEGG (5)  PENNINGTON (6)  PICKFORD (3)  POTTS (7)  POWNAL (2)  POWNALL (1)  QUINN (2)  ROWSON (1)  REDFERN (9)  RENSHAW (2)  RICHARDSON (1)  RIDGWAY (5)  ROBINSON (49)  UNWIN (ROBINSON) (4)  ROWBOTHAM (9)  SHARPLEY (10)  SHAW (4)  SIDDALL (2)  SIDEBOTTOM (4)  SIMPSON (2)  SHELDON (22)  SLACK (1)  SMITH (7)  SPRINGFORD (1)  STATHAM (9)  STEEL (1)  STOLTERFORTH (7)  STUBBS (11)  SULLON (1)  SUMMERFIELD (1)  SUTTON (12)  SWAINE (3)  SWIFT (2)  SWINDELLS (5)  TAYLOR (9)  THOMASSON (1)  THOMPSON (1)  THORNLEY (1)  TRAFFORD (7)  TRUEMAN (1)  TURNER (6)  UNWIN (8)  VARE (5)  WARRINGTON (1)  WADSWORTH (16)  WAINWRIGHT (24)  WALKER (10)  WARDLE (6)  WEST (1)  WHISTON (2)  WILD (1)  WILKINSON (2)  WILLOT (6)  WILLOTT (2)  WILSON (1)  WOOD (37)  WOOLLEY (3)  WORCELEY (1)  WRIGHT (1)