Top surnames from the 1881 census in Heysham, Lancashire

Heysham 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
PARR274.2722170.99
CLARK253.955713.16
STEPHENSON243.797566.39
HODGSON243.797554.79
KELLETT172.6899309.09
DODGSON162.5316521.17
CASSON152.3734398.94
JACKSON142.21527.93
WOODMAN132.0570186.25
TAYLOR121.89872.97
SIDDLE121.8987888.89
PARKINSON111.740536.28
BURROW111.7405253.46
THOMPSON101.58235.28
SPEIGHT91.4241175.10
WILSON91.42413.10
SMITH81.26580.90
LOWDEN81.2658386.47
PEARSON81.265810.90
EDMONDSON71.107695.89
NEWSHAM71.1076353.54
SHARPLES71.107663.35
GARDNER71.107616.32
WARD71.10765.07
HARRIS71.10764.36
NICKOLSON60.9494909.09
DIXON60.94948.67
COOKSON60.949480.54
ARMISTEAD60.9494508.47
CLARKE60.94944.69
CHARLESWORTH60.949473.53
MOUNT50.7911204.08
HARTLEY50.791112.62
CHARNLEY50.7911170.07
BOTTOMLEY50.791147.53
HARRISON50.79113.56
ORR50.791146.95
COOPER50.79113.25
STRETCH50.7911352.11
WICKENS40.6329100.50
BARTON40.632911.72
BLAND40.632930.51
BROWN30.47470.72
PROCTOR30.474719.32
HARGREAVES30.474711.39
PERKIN30.474788.24
MARSHALL30.47472.83
BENNETT30.47472.89
FORT20.3165134.23
ALLCOCK20.316529.33

Top surnames by population index

Surname Index Total Frequency
NICKOLSON0.63632909.0909
SIDDLE0.63632888.8889
DODGSON0.63632521.1726
ARMISTEAD0.63632508.4746
CASSON0.63632398.9362
LOWDEN0.63632386.4734
NEWSHAM0.63632353.5354
STRETCH0.63632352.1127
KELLETT0.63632309.0909
BURROW0.63632253.4562
MOUNT0.63632204.0816
CURREN0.63632196.0784
WOODMAN0.63632186.2464
SPEIGHT0.63632175.0973
PARR0.63632170.9943
CHARNLEY0.63632170.0680
FORT0.63632134.2282
RODGERSON0.63632128.2051
WICKENS0.63632100.5025
EDMONDSON0.6363295.8904
BASTOW0.6363295.6938
PERKIN0.6363288.2353
COOKSON0.6363280.5369
CHARLESWORTH0.6363273.5294
STEPHENSON0.6363266.3900
SHARPLES0.6363263.3484
HODGSON0.6363254.7945
WEARING0.6363251.8135
BOTTOMLEY0.6363247.5285
ORR0.6363246.9484
HILLMAN0.6363236.7647
MADDEN0.6363236.6300
PARKINSON0.6363236.2797
GERMAN0.6363233.8983
BLAND0.6363230.5111
ALLCOCK0.6363229.3255
LUND0.6363229.1971
PROCTOR0.6363219.3175
GARDNER0.6363216.3170
HOLROYD0.6363214.2248
HORNBY0.6363213.8889
TOWERS0.6363213.6612
CLARK0.6363213.1607
HARTLEY0.6363212.6231
PROCTER0.6363212.1951
BARTON0.6363211.7165
HARGREAVES0.6363211.3895
PEARSON0.6363210.8977
DIXON0.636328.6655
SWAIN0.636328.2102

The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname. For example, there were 632 people called NICKOLSON in Heysham 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 909.0909 in Heysham means that 909.0909% of the people in Heysham on census day were called NICKOLSON.

The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called NICKOLSON 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 NICKOLSON 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 NICKOLSON 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 NICKOLSON here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 0.63 in Heysham means that you are 0.63 times as likely to find someone with the surname of NICKOLSON in Heysham than you would be in the whole of the UK.

All the surnames recorded in Heysham in 1881

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

ALLCOCK (2)  ALDREN (10)  ANDERSON (1)  ARMISTEAD (6)  BALL (1)  BARTON (4)  BASTOW (2)  BECK (1)  BENNETT (3)  BIRKITT (1)  BIRTWISTLE (1)  BLACK (2)  BLACKOW (36)  BLAND (4)  BLUCHER (1)  BOTTOMLEY (5)  BRAYSHAW (3)  BROWN (3)  BRUNSKER (1)  BURROW (11)  CASSON (15)  CHAMBERLAIN (1)  CHARLESWORTH (6)  CHARNLEY (5)  CLARK (25)  CLARKE (6)  COOKSON (6)  COOPER (5)  CORNTHWAITE (1)  CRAYSTON (11)  CROOK (1)  CURREN (1)  CURTIS (2)  DAVIS (1)  DAVONBILL (1)  DIXON (6)  DODGSON (16)  DOWTHWAITE (10)  EDMONDSON (7)  FORT (2)  FOXCROFT (1)  GARDNER (7)  GARNER (1)  GELDARD (1)  GERMAN (1)  GORST (1)  HALLIDAY (1)  HARGREAVES (3)  HARRIS (7)  HARRISON (5)  HARTLEY (5)  HEWITSON (2)  HILLMAN (2)  HODGSON (24)  HOLROYD (1)  HORNBY (1)  HOYLE (1)  JACKSON (14)  JOHNSON (1)  JONES (1)  KELLET (14)  KELLETT (17)  LAYTHAM (14)  LOWDEN (8)  LUND (2)  MADDEN (2)  MARSHALL (3)  MASHITER (15)  MOUNT (5)  NELSON (1)  NEWSHAM (7)  NICKOLSON (6)  ORR (5)  OUTHWAITE (7)  OWTHWAITE (6)  PARKINSON (11)  PARR (27)  PEARSON (8)  PERKIN (3)  PORTER (1)  PROCTOR (3)  PROCTER (1)  RODGERSON (1)  ROYDS (9)  SANDHAM (6)  SHARPLES (7)  SHAW (1)  SIDDLE (12)  SIMPSON (1)  SMITH (8)  SPEIGHT (9)  STEPHENSON (24)  STRETCH (5)  STUTTARD (2)  SWAIN (1)  TAYLOR (12)  THOMPSON (10)  TOWERS (1)  TYLDELEY (1)  URR (5)  WADESON (3)  WALKER (1)  WALMESLEY (1)  WARD (7)  WEARING (1)  WYTON (2)  WICKENS (4)  WILACEY (3)  WILLACEY (1)  WILSON (9)  WOODMAN (13)