The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 7,468 people called CURRANS in New Kilpatrick 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 531.9149 in New Kilpatrick means that
531.9149% of the people in New Kilpatrick on census day were called CURRANS.
The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called CURRANS
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 CURRANS 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 CURRANS 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 CURRANS here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 7.47 in New Kilpatrick means that you are 7.47 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of CURRANS in New Kilpatrick than you would be in the whole of the UK.