The **Total** column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 110 people called ALISON in Torsay 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 2000.0000 in Torsay means that
2000.0000% of the people in Torsay on census day were called ALISON.

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