Top surnames from the 1881 census in Cuerdale, Lancashire

Cuerdale 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
BRIGGS2122.8261420.00
SAYER1010.8696826.45
WALMSLEY77.6087368.42
WALKER55.434816.23
WORDEN44.34781,538.46
SANDERSON44.3478105.26
WATSON44.347818.74
BLACKWELL33.2609178.57
SHARP33.260939.11
CROOK22.173975.76
SMITH22.17391.54
TOPPING11.0870158.73
ALSTON11.0870166.67
SEED11.0870151.52
MOSS11.087017.64
ASHWORTH11.087027.25
JONES11.08700.96
ARROWSMITH11.0870140.85
EVANS11.08702.49

Top surnames by population index

Surname Index Total Frequency
WORDEN0.09921538.4615
SAYER0.0992826.4463
BRIGGS0.0992420.0000
WALMSLEY0.0992368.4211
BLACKWELL0.0992178.5714
ALSTON0.0992166.6667
TOPPING0.0992158.7302
SEED0.0992151.5152
ARROWSMITH0.0992140.8451
SANDERSON0.0992105.2632
CROOK0.099275.7576
SHARP0.099239.1134
ASHWORTH0.099227.2480
WATSON0.099218.7441
MOSS0.099217.6367
WALKER0.099216.2338
EVANS0.09922.4876
SMITH0.09921.5396
JONES0.09920.9598

The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname. For example, there were 92 people called WORDEN in Cuerdale 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 1538.4615 in Cuerdale means that 1538.4615% of the people in Cuerdale on census day were called WORDEN.

The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called WORDEN 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 WORDEN 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 WORDEN 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 WORDEN here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 0.09 in Cuerdale means that you are 0.09 times as likely to find someone with the surname of WORDEN in Cuerdale than you would be in the whole of the UK.

All the surnames recorded in Cuerdale in 1881

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

ALSTON (1)  ARROWSMITH (1)  ASHWORTH (1)  BLACKWELL (3)  BRIGGS (21)  CORNALL (14)  CROOK (2)  EVANS (1)  JONES (1)  KETTON (5)  MOSS (1)  SANDERSON (4)  SAYER (10)  SEED (1)  SHARP (3)  SMITH (2)  TOPPING (1)  WALKER (5)  WALMSLEY (7)  WATSON (4)  WORDEN (4)