Top surnames from the 1881 census in Shapinshay, Orkney

Shapinshay is an 1881 census registration district in the county of Orkney

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
WORK585.94874,873.95
SHEARER545.5385431.65
SCOTT434.410317.43
IRVINE363.6923167.60
HEPBURN333.3846380.62
MITCHELL303.076915.17
REID232.359022.46
HUTCHISON222.2564137.24
NICOLSON212.1538186.50
SINCLAIR181.846235.79
LAUGHTON171.7436358.65
KEMP161.641029.59
ALLEN141.43597.60
RUSSELL131.333310.92
SKEA131.33331,625.00
HARCUS101.0256787.40
MARSHALL101.02566.11
TOWERS90.923179.65
MICHAEL90.9231171.76
TINCH80.820516,000.00
MOODIE80.8205174.67
FLETT80.8205189.57
SIMISON80.82057,272.73
GROAT70.7179619.47
TULLOCH70.7179108.19
ROBERTSON70.71794.28
HUME70.717950.61
JONES60.61540.54
MASON60.61544.58
NICHOLSON60.61548.66
DRUMMOND60.615430.96
KIRKNESS60.6154540.54
LIDDELL60.615467.11
CAMPBELL60.61543.64
MAXWELL60.615425.90
RENDALL60.6154116.05
WILLIAMSON60.61546.86
ANDERSON50.51282.60
RAMSAY50.512819.91
MOWAT50.512874.74
ALLAN40.41036.53
TAIT40.410313.93
HARVEY40.41033.84
CUTT40.4103400.00
GUNN40.410316.76
COPLAND40.410373.26
THOMPSON40.41031.37
HAY40.410311.19
COWPER30.307770.26
LIDDLE30.307726.11

Top surnames by population index

Surname Index Total Frequency
HARGUS0.9897520000.0000
TINCH0.9897516000.0000
SIMISON0.989757272.7273
WORK0.989754873.9496
GULLION0.989753750.0000
SKEA0.989751625.0000
HARCUS0.98975787.4016
GROAT0.98975619.4690
KIRKNESS0.98975540.5405
SHEARER0.98975431.6547
CUTT0.98975400.0000
HEPBURN0.98975380.6228
LAUGHTON0.98975358.6498
OLSON0.98975307.6923
WILLIE0.98975250.0000
FLETT0.98975189.5735
NICOLSON0.98975186.5009
MOODIE0.98975174.6725
MICHAEL0.98975171.7557
IRVINE0.98975167.5978
HUTCHISON0.98975137.2427
RENDALL0.98975116.0542
TULLOCH0.98975108.1917
WILLETS0.98975101.0101
MARWICK0.9897584.7458
TOWERS0.9897579.6460
LEASK0.9897574.8130
MOWAT0.9897574.7384
COPLAND0.9897573.2601
COWPER0.9897570.2576
LIDDELL0.9897567.1141
MERRIMAN0.9897556.1798
BRASS0.9897554.0541
HUME0.9897550.6146
SINCLAIR0.9897535.7924
GOUDIE0.9897532.3625
DRUMMOND0.9897530.9598
RUSSEL0.9897529.7177
KEMP0.9897529.5858
CORMACK0.9897527.1370
LIDDLE0.9897526.1097
MAXWELL0.9897525.8956
WALLS0.9897525.5754
REID0.9897522.4587
CULL0.9897520.5761
BUDGE0.9897520.1207
RAMSAY0.9897519.9124
SCOTT0.9897517.4301
BEGG0.9897516.8634
GUNN0.9897516.7574

The Total column shows the total number of people in that county or town with this surname. For example, there were 975 people called HARGUS in Shapinshay 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 20000.0000 in Shapinshay means that 20000.0000% of the people in Shapinshay on census day were called HARGUS.

The Index column shows the relative probability of finding someone called HARGUS 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 HARGUS 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 HARGUS 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 HARGUS here than in the UK as a whole, and 10 would make it ten times as likely. The value of 0.98 in Shapinshay means that you are 0.98 times as likely to find someone with the surname of HARGUS in Shapinshay than you would be in the whole of the UK.

All the surnames recorded in Shapinshay in 1881

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

ALLEN (14)  ALLAN (4)  ANDERSON (5)  BAIKIE (4)  BALFOUR (1)  BALFOUR OF BALFOUR (2)  BEGG (1)  BELL (3)  BEWS (35)  BRASS (1)  BREMNER (1)  BUDGE (1)  CALDER (1)  CAMPBELL (6)  COWPER (3)  COOPER (1)  COPLAND (4)  CORMACK (2)  CORSIE (2)  CUTT (4)  CRAIGIE (12)  CULL (1)  DAVIDSON (1)  DEERNESS (2)  DINNISON (7)  DONALDSON (2)  DREVER (35)  DREAVER (6)  DRUMMOND (6)  DUNCAN (1)  DUNNET (1)  FLETT (8)  FOUBISTER (9)  FRANKLIN (1)  GARIOCH (1)  GOUDIE (1)  GRAY (1)  GRAIGIE (14)  GROAT (7)  GULLION (3)  GUNN (4)  HARCUS (10)  HERCUS (1)  HARGUS (2)  HARVEY (4)  HAY (4)  HEDDLE (24)  HEPBURN (33)  HILL (1)  HOURIE (1)  HOURSTONE (7)  HOURSTON (5)  HOUSTON (1)  HUME (7)  HUTCHISON (22)  INKSTER (10)  IRVINE (36)  JACKSON (1)  JEFFREY (2)  JOHNSTON (2)  JOHNSTONE (1)  JONES (6)  KEMP (16)  KIRKNESS (6)  LAIRD (1)  LAUGHTON (17)  LEARMOUTH (4)  LEASK (3)  LESLIE (1)  LEVIC (1)  LIDDLE (3)  LIDDELL (6)  MARSHALL (10)  MARWICK (1)  MASON (6)  MAXWELL (6)  MC ADIE (6)  MC DONALD (3)  MC KENZIE (7)  MC KINLAY (10)  MERRIMAN (2)  MILLER (3)  MILLS (1)  MITCHELL (30)  MICHAEL (9)  MOODIE (8)  MUIR (2)  MOWAR (3)  MORTIMER (2)  MOWAT (5)  NICHOLSON (6)  NICOLSON (21)  OLSON (2)  OMAND (3)  OMOND (2)  OSBORNE (1)  PATERSON (1)  PEACE (1)  PEARSON (1)  RAMSAY (5)  RENDALL (6)  REID (23)  RANNIE (5)  ROBERTSON (7)  RUSSELL (13)  RUSSEL (2)  RYRIE (1)  SCHOLLEY (2)  SCOTT (43)  SHEARER (54)  SIMISON (8)  SINCLAIR (18)  SKEA (13)  SKEITHAWAY (2)  SKITHEWAY (8)  SMITH (3)  SPENCE (1)  STEVENSON (3)  SWANNIE (13)  SWANNY (2)  SWANNEY (9)  SWANNEV (1)  SWANSON (1)  TAIT (4)  THOMPSON (4)  THOMSON (3)  TWATT (6)  TINCH (8)  TIPLADY (4)  TOWERS (9)  TULLOCH (7)  WALLS (3)  WALLACE (1)  WILLITTS (5)  WILLETS (1)  WILLIAMSON (6)  WILSON (1)  WODROW (1)  WORK (58)  WILLIE (2)  YORSTAN (1)