Top surnames from the 1881 census in Little Bowland, Lancashire

Little Bowland is an 1881 census registration district in the county of Lancashire

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
CHARNLEY109.43402,040.82
DOBSON98.4906192.31
ALSTON76.60381,014.49
BAMBER65.6604731.71
HOYLE65.6604244.90
MARSDEN65.6604136.67
DICKINSON65.6604132.45
WALMSLEY65.6604273.97
CARTER54.717028.11
SEED54.7170649.35
BAINES54.7170246.31
ROBINSON43.773611.83
HITCHEN32.8302416.67
HANDLEY32.8302167.60
KENYON32.8302135.75
WALKER21.88685.64
ILLINGWORTH21.8868166.67
PROCTER21.8868144.93
KAY21.886836.30
BOOTH10.94349.56
SHEPHERD10.943412.87
KNOWLES10.943417.67
WHITE10.94342.94
JOHNSON10.94342.81
SMITH10.94340.67
BOSTOCK10.9434100.00
JAMES10.94344.80
SLATER10.943415.58
HORNBY10.943482.64
FLETCHER10.94348.26
LEEMING10.9434151.52
WHITTAKER10.943419.92

Top surnames by population index

Surname Index Total Frequency
CHARNLEY0.111062040.8163
ALSTON0.111061014.4928
BAMBER0.11106731.7073
SEED0.11106649.3506
HITCHEN0.11106416.6667
WALMSLEY0.11106273.9726
BAINES0.11106246.3054
HOYLE0.11106244.8980
DOBSON0.11106192.3077
HANDLEY0.11106167.5978
ILLINGWORTH0.11106166.6667
LEEMING0.11106151.5152
PROCTER0.11106144.9275
MARSDEN0.11106136.6743
KENYON0.11106135.7466
DICKINSON0.11106132.4503
BOSTOCK0.11106100.0000
HORNBY0.1110682.6446
KAY0.1110636.2976
CARTER0.1110628.1057
WHITTAKER0.1110619.9203
KNOWLES0.1110617.6678
SLATER0.1110615.5763
SHEPHERD0.1110612.8700
ROBINSON0.1110611.8343
BOOTH0.111069.5602
FLETCHER0.111068.2645
WALKER0.111065.6370
JAMES0.111064.8031
WHITE0.111062.9351
JOHNSON0.111062.8074
SMITH0.111060.6681

The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname. For example, there were 106 people called CHARNLEY in Little Bowland 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 2040.8163 in Little Bowland means that 2040.8163% of the people in Little Bowland on census day were called CHARNLEY.

The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called CHARNLEY 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 CHARNLEY 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 CHARNLEY 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 CHARNLEY here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 0.11 in Little Bowland means that you are 0.11 times as likely to find someone with the surname of CHARNLEY in Little Bowland than you would be in the whole of the UK.

All the surnames recorded in Little Bowland in 1881

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

ALSTON (7)  BAINES (5)  BAMBER (6)  BOOTH (1)  BOSTOCK (1)  CARTER (5)  CHARNLEY (10)  DICKINSON (6)  DOBSON (9)  FLETCHER (1)  HANDLEY (3)  HITCHEN (3)  HORNBY (1)  HOTHERSAL (1)  HOYLE (6)  ILLINGWORTH (2)  JAMES (1)  JOHNSON (1)  KAY (2)  KENYON (3)  KNOWLES (1)  LEEMING (1)  MARSDEN (6)  PROCTER (2)  ROBINSON (4)  SEED (5)  SHEPHERD (1)  SLATER (1)  SMITH (1)  WALKER (2)  WALMSLEY (6)  WHITTAKER (1)  WHITE (1)