The **Total** column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 43 people called ASHWELL in Anstey Pastures 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 666.6667 in Anstey Pastures means that
666.6667% of the people in Anstey Pastures on census day were called ASHWELL.

The **Index** column shows the relative probability of finding someone called ASHWELL
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 ASHWELL 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 ASHWELL 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 ASHWELL here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 0.04 in Anstey Pastures means that you are 0.04 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of ASHWELL in Anstey Pastures than you would be in the whole of the UK.