The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 1,729 people called WOODEND in Kirkby Ireleth 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 2514.2857 in Kirkby Ireleth means that
2514.2857% of the people in Kirkby Ireleth on census day were called WOODEND.
The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called WOODEND
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 WOODEND 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 WOODEND 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 WOODEND here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 1.73 in Kirkby Ireleth means that you are 1.73 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of WOODEND in Kirkby Ireleth than you would be in the whole of the UK.