Surname distribution maps for Nelson

There are approximately 39,765 people named Nelson in the UK. That makes it the 217th most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 629 are named Nelson.

Nelson in the 1881 Census

Nelson in the 21st Century

The maps, if available, show both where there are more people named Nelson and where they are most concentrated.

The distributions are shown by means of coloured dots centred on the various British counties. The dots relate to the county as a whole, not to any specific location within the county.

For the 1881 census, the counties used are those which existed at the time and were recorded on the census data. For the 21st century stats, the traditional or ceremonial counties are used in order to avoid distortions caused by unitary authority cities.

The darker the colour, the more people in that county are named Nelson.

The larger the dot, the greater the proportion of people in that county are named Nelson.

Hovering over the dots will give you the individual statistics for that county.