The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 639 people called SAMUEL in Llanfihangel Rhosycorn 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 104.8493 in Llanfihangel Rhosycorn means that
104.8493% of the people in Llanfihangel Rhosycorn on census day were called SAMUEL.
The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called SAMUEL
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 SAMUEL 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 SAMUEL 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 SAMUEL here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 0.64 in Llanfihangel Rhosycorn means that you are 0.64 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of SAMUEL in Llanfihangel Rhosycorn than you would be in the whole of the UK.