Top surnames from the 1881 census in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay, Zetland (Shetland)

Nesting Lunnas Whalsay is an 1881 census registration district in the county of Zetland (Shetland)

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
ANDERSON2268.596443.52
IRVINE1816.8847312.50
ROBERTSON1696.428338.36
HUGHSON1465.55343,035.34
SUTHERLAND1224.640592.10
WILLIAMSON1013.841842.85
LEASK993.7657915.82
JAMESON833.1571285.32
ARTHUR752.8528130.91
HUNTER702.662625.93
GEAR692.6246703.36
BRUCE692.624656.03
PEARSON612.320319.97
SIMPSON582.206212.61
GEORGESON542.05401,028.57
JOHNSON521.97795.89
SINCLAIR521.977938.35
SANDISON521.9779786.69
GRAY381.445410.12
MORRISON381.445418.39
HUTCHESON351.3313259.45
GOUDIE301.1411360.58
SHEARER301.141188.92
HENDERSON281.06509.80
JOHNSTON281.065013.20
POTTINGER271.0270392.44
CLARK240.91293.04
NICOLSON240.912979.03
PETERSON230.8749172.03
TAIT210.798827.13
MANSON200.760765.06
RENDALL190.7227136.20
HARDIE150.570643.77
THOMASON150.570697.78
POLE150.5706183.82
STEWART130.49453.16
TULLOCH120.456468.81
JAMIESON120.456416.39
GILBERTSON110.4184143.04
LINKLATER110.4184178.57
BARCLAY110.418420.33
THOMSON100.38042.85
HUTCHISON100.380423.13
LEVIE100.38041,315.79
KERR90.34236.28
KAY90.34236.59
PATTEN90.342354.58
HEPBURN70.266329.93
PATON70.266311.90
GUNN70.266310.87

Top surnames by population index

Surname Index Total Frequency
HUGHSON3,035.341465.5534
LEVIE1,315.79100.3804
GEORGESON1,028.57542.0540
LEASK915.82993.7657
SANDISON786.69521.9779
GEAR703.36692.6246
POTTINGER392.44271.0270
GOUDIE360.58301.1411
IRVINE312.501816.8847
JAMESON285.32833.1571
HUTCHESON259.45351.3313
POLE183.82150.5706
LINKLATER178.57110.4184
PETERSON172.03230.8749
GILBERTSON143.04110.4184
RENDALL136.20190.7227
ARTHUR130.91752.8528
THOMASON97.78150.5706
SUTHERLAND92.101224.6405
SHEARER88.92301.1411
NICOLSON79.03240.9129
TULLOCH68.81120.4564
MANSON65.06200.7607
BRUCE56.03692.6246
PATTEN54.5890.3423
HARDIE43.77150.5706
ANDERSON43.522268.5964
WILLIAMSON42.851013.8418
ROBERTSON38.361696.4283
SINCLAIR38.35521.9779
HEPBURN29.9370.2663
TAIT27.13210.7988
HUNTER25.93702.6626
STOUT23.8130.1141
HUTCHISON23.13100.3804
BARCLAY20.33110.4184
PEARSON19.97612.3203
MORRISON18.39381.4454
JAMIESON16.39120.4564
JARDINE16.3340.1521
WISHART14.5730.1141
JOHNSTON13.20281.0650
SIMPSON12.61582.2062
PATON11.9070.2663
GUNN10.8770.2663
MATHIESON10.8330.1141
GRAY10.12381.4454
HENDERSON9.80281.0650
HUMPHREY8.5760.2282
BEATTIE7.1140.1521

The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname. For example, there were 146 people called HUGHSON in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay 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 5.5534 in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay means that 5.5534% of the people in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay on census day were called HUGHSON.

The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called HUGHSON 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 HUGHSON 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 HUGHSON 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 HUGHSON here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 3,035.34 in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay means that you are 3,035.34 times as likely to find someone with the surname of HUGHSON in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay than you would be in the whole of the UK.

All the surnames recorded in Nesting Lunnas Whalsay in 1881

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

ANDERSON (226)  ANGUS (1)  ARTHUR (75)  GILBERTSON (ARTHER) (2)  BANNERMAN (1)  BARCLAY (11)  BEATTIE (4)  BRUCE (69)  CHRISTIE (2)  CLARK (24)  COMBE (2)  COOPER (2)  COUTTS (2)  MC DAVIDSON (1)  EDMONDSTONE (1)  EWENSON (11)  GARRIOCK (1)  GEAR (69)  GEORGESON (54)  GILBERTSON (11)  JARDINE (4)  GOUDIE (30)  GRAINS (8)  GRAY (38)  GREIG (2)  GUNN (7)  HALCROW (3)  HALL (1)  HAMILTON (3)  HARDIE (15)  HARDY (1)  HARKELSON (11)  HART (2)  HENDERSON (28)  HEPBURN (7)  HERCULESON (21)  HUGHSON (146)  HUMPHRAY (22)  UMPHRAY (6)  HUMPHREY (6)  HUNTER (70)  HUTCHISON (10)  HUTCHESON (35)  IRVINE (181)  JACOBSON (2)  JAMESON (83)  JAMIESON (12)  JOHNSON (52)  JOHNSTON (28)  KAY (9)  MC KAY (2)  KERR (9)  LAING (3)  LAURENSON (47)  LEISK (14)  LEASK (99)  LEVIE (10)  LINKLATER (11)  LOUTTIT (2)  MANSON (20)  MATHIESON (3)  MC BEATH (3)  MC MILLAN (2)  MOODY (1)  MOORE (4)  MORRISON (38)  NICOLSON (24)  PETERSON (23)  PATTEN (9)  PATON (7)  PEARSON (61)  POELSON (1)  POLESON (48)  POLE (15)  POTTINGER (27)  RENDALL (19)  RATTER (2)  ROBERTSON (169)  SUTHERLAND (ROBERTSON) (2)  ROERTSON (2)  SANDISON (52)  SCOLLAY (5)  SHEARER (30)  SHEWARDSON (2)  SHUARDSON (13)  SIMPSON (58)  SINCLAIR (52)  SMITH (7)  SPENCE (6)  STEWART (13)  STOBIE (2)  STONE (1)  STOUT (3)  SUARDSON (4)  SUTHERLAND (122)  SWANSON (2)  TAIT (21)  THOMASON (15)  THOMSON (10)  TULLOCH (12)  TARREL (4)  WATT (2)  WILLIAMSON (101)  WISHART (3)