The **Total** column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 557 people called MACIVER in Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty) 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 0.6943 in Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty) means that
0.6943% of the people in Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty) on census day were called MACIVER.

The **Index** column shows the relative probability of finding someone called MACIVER
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 MACIVER 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 MACIVER 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 MACIVER here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 333.77 in Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty) means that you are 333.77 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of MACIVER in Ross-shire (Ross and Cromarty) than you would be in the whole of the UK.