The 100 most common Blantyre names

censusFrom the 1881 census, a list was later compiled of the most common and popular names found in Blantyre. The most popular name was Smith, closely followed by Kelly, then Wilson. Looking through the list, there are many prominent and well known Blantyre family names in there! Maybe one is yours?! The list below details the number of people and what percentage of the population of Blantyre those families represented at that time.

1 Smith 122 1.24
2 Kelly 104 1.06
3 Wilson 97 0.99
4 Thomson 89 0.90
5 Brown 87 0.88
6 Paterson 84 0.85
7 Robertson 83 0.84
8 Watson 80 0.81
9 Struthers 71 0.72
10 Scott 67 0.68
11 Stewart 66 0.67
12 Ferguson 64 0.65
13 Burns 63 0.64
14 Miller 62 0.63
15 Russell 62 0.63
16 Muir 62 0.63
17 Jackson 61 0.62
18 McDonald 61 0.62
19 Campbell 59 0.60
20 Anderson 57 0.58
21 Allan 56 0.57
22 Murray 51 0.52
23 Young 50 0.51
24 Hamilton 50 0.51
25 Clark 48 0.49
26 Black 46 0.47
27 Kerr 46 0.47
28 Reid 45 0.46
29 Morrison 45 0.46
30 Cameron 44 0.45
31 McMillan 44 0.45
32 Craig 42 0.43
33 Dickson 42 0.43
34 McKie 39 0.40
35 McDougall 39 0.40
36 Neilson 39 0.40
37 Murphy 38 0.39
38 Forrest 38 0.39
39 Bell 36 0.37
40 Gibson 36 0.37
41 McFarlane 36 0.37
42 McCallum 36 0.37
43 Walker 35 0.36
44 White 35 0.36
45 Maxwell 35 0.36
46 Lyon 35 0.36
47 McKay 34 0.35
48 Higgins 34 0.35
49 Speirs 34 0.35
50 Weir 32 0.33
51 McQuade 32 0.33
52 Aitkenhead 32 0.33
53 Martin 31 0.32
54 Kennedy 31 0.32
55 Todd 31 0.32
56 Frame 31 0.32
57 Shaw 30 0.31
58 Connelly 30 0.31
59 Napier 30 0.31
60 Kyle 30 0.31
61 Naismith 30 0.31
62 Dunsmore 30 0.31
63 Graham 29 0.29
64 Cunningham 29 0.29
65 Boyle 29 0.29
66 Chalmers 29 0.29
67 McGuire 29 0.29
68 Sharp 28 0.28
69 McIntyre 28 0.28
70 Barr 28 0.28
71 Malone 28 0.28
72 Semple 28 0.28
73 Mann 27 0.27
74 Paton 27 0.27
75 Duffy 26 0.26
76 Simpson 25 0.25
77 Hunter 25 0.25
78 McLean 25 0.25
79 Welsh 25 0.25
80 Currie 25 0.25
81 Cummings 25 0.25
82 Rooney 25 0.25
83 McDade 25 0.25
84 Mitchell 24 0.24
85 Gray 24 0.24
86 Davidson 24 0.24
87 Stevenson 24 0.24
88 Crawford 24 0.24
89 Christie 24 0.24
90 Baird 24 0.24
91 Downie 24 0.24
92 Hughes 23 0.23
93 Millar 23 0.23
94 McKenna 23 0.23
95 Laird 23 0.23
96 McKinlay 23 0.23
97 McNair 23 0.23
98 Arbuckle 23 0.23
99 Henderson 22 0.22
100 Harper 22 0.22

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