The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 210 people called WESTERN in Yealand Redmayne 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 1590.9091 in Yealand Redmayne means that
1590.9091% of the people in Yealand Redmayne on census day were called WESTERN.
The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called WESTERN
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 WESTERN 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 WESTERN 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 WESTERN here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 0.21 in Yealand Redmayne means that you are 0.21 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of WESTERN in Yealand Redmayne than you would be in the whole of the UK.