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Historical occurrences of the name
Frequency in the year 1881 was 1762 and in the year 1998 - 1686. Occurrences per million names in 1881 were 65 and in 1998 were 45, down 20. Rank order in 1881 - 2475, in 1998 - 3340, down 865. (Data as detailed on the National Trust Names website which presents the findings of a project based at ©University College London (UCL) into investigating the distribution of surnames in Great Britain).
©ONS 2002 number/ranking 2317/3234