The **Total** column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname.
For example, there were 66 people called COTTINGHAM in Claxby Pluckacre 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 5000.0000 in Claxby Pluckacre means that
5000.0000% of the people in Claxby Pluckacre on census day were called COTTINGHAM.

The **Index** column shows the relative probability of finding someone called COTTINGHAM
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 COTTINGHAM 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 COTTINGHAM 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 COTTINGHAM here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely.
The value of 0.07 in Claxby Pluckacre means that you are 0.07 times as likely to find
someone with the surname of COTTINGHAM in Claxby Pluckacre than you would be in the whole of the UK.