Smithson surname distribution in the 1881 census

Figures are shown in the Table below indicating the percentages of Smithsons within individual Counties and as a percentage of all Smithsons within England, Scotland and Wales. The percentage of each County as a total of the overall population is also shown as some Counties have far larger populations than others.

Using these figures it is easy to make comparisons of the ‘density’ of Smithsons within individual Counties and this is shown to indicate how the figures compare. The higher the density figure, the more common the Smithson name is within each County.

County Total Population Smithson
Qty
Smithson
%
% County of
total British Isles
Density Smithson % of
total Smithsons
Bedfordshire 156568 1 0.0006 0.5169 0.0655 0.0338
Berkshire 250942 1 0.0004 0.8284 0.0409 0.0338
Buckinghamshire 158530 0 0.0000 0.5233 0.0000 0.0000
Cambridgeshire 193780 0 0.0000 0.6397 0.0000 0.0000
Cheshire 632471 22 0.0035 2.0879 0.3566 0.7445
Cornwall 332239 0 0.0000 1.0968 0.0000 0.0000
Cumberland 253866 60 0.0236 0.8381 2.4228 2.0305
Derbyshire 391573 21 0.0054 1.2926 0.5498 0.7107
Devonshire 619507 2 0.0003 2.0451 0.0331 0.0677
Dorset 187765 0 0.0000 0.6198 0.0000 0.0000
Durham 885377 196 0.0221 2.9228 2.2694 6.6328
Essex 561071 26 0.0046 1.8522 0.4750 0.8799
Gloucestershire 534265 2 0.0004 1.7637 0.0384 0.0677
Hampshire 587213 12 0.0020 1.9385 0.2095 0.4061
Herefordshire 119968 0 0.0000 0.3960 0.0000 0.0000
Hertfordshire 205005 4 0.0020 0.6768 0.2000 0.1354
Huntingdonshire 54218 0 0.0000 0.1790 0.0000 0.0000
Kent 1007594 111 0.0110 3.3262 1.1293 3.7563
Lancashire 3548122 302 0.0085 11.7129 0.8725 10.2200
Leicestershire 331398 5 0.0015 1.0940 0.1547 0.1692
Lincolnshire 469716 220 0.0468 1.5506 4.8013 7.4450
Middlesex 2954862 185 0.0063 9.7545 0.6418 6.2606
Miscellaneous 1267 0 0.0000 0.0042 0.0000 0.0000
Norfolk 443977 110 0.0248 1.4656 2.5399 3.7225
Northamptonshire 281108 0 0.0000 0.9280 0.0000 0.0000
Northumberland 439323 60 0.0137 1.4503 1.4000 2.0305
Nottinghamshire 442869 87 0.0196 1.4620 2.0138 2.9442
Oxfordshire 184830 0 0.0000 0.6102 0.0000 0.0000
Royal Navy 29710 0 0.0000 0.0981 0.0000 0.0000
Rutland 23387 1 0.0043 0.0772 0.4383 0.0338
Shropshire 269434 3 0.0011 0.8894 0.1141 0.1015
Somerset 497912 4 0.0008 1.6437 0.0824 0.1354
Staffordshire 1020529 26 0.0025 3.3689 0.2612 0.8799
Suffolk 359083 4 0.0011 1.1854 0.1142 0.1354
Surrey 1454090 74 0.0051 4.8002 0.5217 2.5042
Sussex 500991 8 0.0016 1.6539 0.1637 0.2707
Warwickshire 744087 19 0.0026 2.4563 0.2618 0.6430
Westmorland 65100 3 0.0046 0.2149 0.4724 0.1015
Wiltshire 252713 1 0.0004 0.8342 0.0406 0.0338
Worcestershire 388245 2 0.0005 1.2817 0.0528 0.0677
Yorkshire 2944723 1349 0.0458 9.7210 4.6962 45.6514
Anglesey 35770 0 0.0000 0.1181 0.0000 0.0000
Brecknock 55225 0 0.0000 0.1823 0.0000 0.0000
Caernarvon 126006 0 0.0000 0.4160 0.0000 0.0000
Cardigan 96607 0 0.0000 0.3189 0.0000 0.0000
Carmarthen 112820 0 0.0000 0.3724 0.0000 0.0000
Denbigh 115200 0 0.0000 0.3803 0.0000 0.0000
Flint 45975 0 0.0000 0.1518 0.0000 0.0000
Glamorgan 522037 9 0.0117 1.7233 0.1767 0.3046
Merioneth 69385 0 0.0000 0.2291 0.0000 0.0000
Monmouth 237510 0 0.0000 0.7841 0.0000 0.0000
Montgomery 77676 0 0.0000 0.2564 0.0000 0.0000
Pembroke 84891 0 0.0000 0.2802 0.0000 0.0000
Radnor 18817 0 0.0000 0.0621 0.0000 0.0000
Aberdeen 271279 0 0.0000 0.8955 0.0000 0.0000
Angus/Forfar 271242 0 0.0000 0.8954 0.0000 0.0000
Argyll 81689 0 0.0000 0.2697 0.0000 0.0000
Ayr 220142 10 0.0045 0.7267 0.4657 0.3384
Banff 60475 0 0.0000 0.1996 0.0000 0.0000
Berwick 35748 0 0.0000 0.1180 0.0000 0.0000
Bute 17924 0 0.0000 0.0592 0.0000 0.0000
Caithness 40076 0 0.0000 0.1323 0.0000 0.0000
Clackmannan 24370 0 0.0000 0.0804 0.0000 0.0000
Dumfries 65231 0 0.0000 0.2153 0.0000 0.0000
Dunbarton 79102 0 0.0000 0.2611 0.0000 0.0000
East Lothian/ Haddlington 39317 0 0.0000 0.1298 0.0000 0.0000
Fife 174210 0 0.0000 0.5751 0.0000 0.0000
Inverness 89526 0 0.0000 0.2955 0.0000 0.0000
Kincardine 35890 0 0.0000 0.1185 0.0000 0.0000
Kinross 7528 0 0.0000 0.0249 0.0000 0.0000
Kirkcudbright 42969 0 0.0000 0.1418 0.0000 0.0000
Lanark 955785 2 0.0002 3.1552 0.0215 0.0677
Midlothian 392995 4 0.0010 1.2973 0.1043 0.1354
Moray/Elgin 45555 0 0.0000 0.1504 0.0000 0.0000
Nairn 8942 0 0.0000 0.0295 0.0000 0.0000
Orkney 32155 0 0.0000 0.1061 0.0000 0.0000
Peebles 13871 0 0.0000 0.0458 0.0000 0.0000
Perth 132167 0 0.0000 0.4363 0.0000 0.0000
Renfrew 229284 0 0.0000 0.7569 0.0000 0.0000
Ross & Cromarty 80078 0 0.0000 0.2644 0.0000 0.0000
Roxburgh 53103 2 0.0038 0.1753 0.3861 0.0677
Selkirk 26613 0 0.0000 0.0879 0.0000 0.0000
Shetland 30185 0 0.0000 0.0996 0.0000 0.0000
Stirling 108413 0 0.0000 0.3579 0.0000 0.0000
Sutherland 22562 0 0.0000 0.0745 0.0000 0.0000
West Lothian/ Linlithgow 44371 0 0.0000 0.1465 0.0000 0.0000
Wigtown 38777 0 0.0000 0.1280 0.0000 0.0000
Guernsey & adj. islands 34555 7 0.0203 0.1141 2.0766 0.2369
Jersey 52965 0 0.0000 0.1748 0.0000 0.0000
Isle of Man 55947 0 0.0000 0.1847 0.0000 0.0000
Total 30,292,388 2,955 0.0098 100.00 100.00
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