Lockwood UK 1881 Census Distribution

The Lockwood population at the time of the 1881 census was 6,631. The total population of Great Britain was 35,026,108 giving an overall density of 0.01893 for the Lockwood surname. By far the largest concentration of Lockwoods was in the West Riding of Yorkshire which had 54.5% of all Lockwoods, the next highest was Suffolk which had 5.6% of Lockwoods.

The population densities for the 15 counties with the largest Lockwood population are detailed in the table at the bottom of the page. The table shows that 15 counties account for 95% of the UK population of Lockwoods in 1881.

Please note that the map and the table excludes Ireland but it is not expected to significantly alter the details.

By examining the 1881 census data it can clearly be seen that people moved from the rural areas to London and the industrial heartland of the north west. The 1881 census data had 483 people born in Suffolk but only 376 were there in 1881. Lancashire had 192 Lockwoods born there, but by 1881 there were 314 Lockwoods. London had 325 Lockwoods born there but there were 428 in 1881. There was a large exodus of people from Lincolnshire, with 327 born there, but only 233 in 1881.

 

 

 

 

Table of 1881 UK Population Densities

County Population (1881 Census) Number of Lockwoods Lockwoods as a percentage of the county population Percentage of all Lockwoods -England, Wales & Scotland
Yorkshire -West Riding 2,175,314 3,616 0.16622 54.53%
Suffolk 356,893 376 0.10535 5.67%
Yorkshire - East Riding 315,460 179 0.05674 2.69%
Leicetershire 321,258 182 0.05665 2.74%
Lincoln 469,919 233 0.04958 3.51%
Norfolk 444,749 194 0.04362 2.92%
Nottinghamshire 391,815 122 0.03113 1.83%
Yorkshire - North Riding 346,260 86 0.02483 1.29%
Derbyshire 461,914 86 0.01861 1.29%
Cheshire 644,037 108 0.01676 1.62%
Essex 576,434 95 0.01648 1.43%
London & Middlesex 2,971,137 428 0.0144 6.45%
Surrey 1,435,842 195 0.01358 2.94%
Kent 977,585 92 0.00941 1.38%
Lancashire 3,454,441 314 0.00908 4.73%

Note:- The Yorkshire - East Riding figure includes 30 people from Crowle which is actually in Lincolnshire. Also Yorkshire - West Riding includes 15 people from Saddleworth which is actually in Lancashire.