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Glanville Surname Distribution

    
 

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Introduction,  1851 Population,  1861 Analysis,  1871 Analysis,  1881 Population,  1881 Density,  1881 Analysis,  1901 Population,  1999 Population,  1999 Analysis,  1999 Density,  1999 Whole Population 

Introduction

This webpage looks at the distribution of the surname Glanville in England and Wales based upon census records.

(Whereas this page looks at the distribution based upon Glanville Marriage records)

Various sources are used to provide an analysis at different points in time. Some sources are more accurate and more complete than others so care should be taken when comparing information from different sources.

It includes typical surname variations found in the records. It is believed but not proven that these do not represent separate branches of the family as even in the late 20th century the surname is frequently mispelled. Therefore these variants are believed to be genuine mis-spellings or transcription errors arising from peoples lack of familiarity with the surname.

1851 Population

Taking all the spelling variants, and counting occurences across Counties, the distribution of the name within the country as a whole can be seen. Dividing the count by the total number of individuals shows the concentration in key counties. Only Counties with resident Glanvilles are included.

County Individuals County Population
as percent of Whole
Bedfordshire1 
Berkshire232%
Buckinghamshire7 
Cambridgeshire1 
Cheshire111%
Cornwall39027%
Cumberland121%
Derbyshire1 
Devon45431%
Durham1 
Essex161%
Gloucestershire302%
Guernsey81%
Hampshire161%
Isle of Man2 
Jersey1 
Kent362%
Lancashire161%
Lincolnshire5 
Middlesex16812%
Northamptonshire2 
Northumberland2 
Oxfordshire423%
Somerset463%
Staffordshire4 
Suffolk1 
Surrey503%
Sussex81%
Warwickshire211%
Westmorland1 
Wiltshire6 
Worcestershire5 
Yorkshire111%
Breconshire 1  
Cardiganshire 7  
Glamorgan14 1%
Monmouthshire 27 2%
Pembrokeshire 3  
In 1851 the population in England and Wales was 17,927,609.

1861 Analysis

Taking all the spelling variants, and counting occurences across Counties, the distribution of the name within the country can be seen. Dividing the count by the total number of individuals shows the concentration in key counties.

County Individuals County Population
as percent of Whole
Bedfordshire2 
Berkshire161%
Buckinghamshire91%
Cheshire2 
Cornwall37529%
Cumberland111%
Derbyshire71%
Devon36828%
Dorset111%
Durham3 
Essex91%
Gloucestershire373%
Hampshire282%
Hertfordshire91%
Huntingdonshire1 
Kent302%
Lancashire262%
Lincolnshire71%
Middlesex13110%
Oxfordshire544%
Shropshire3 
Somerset282%
Staffordshire1 
Suffolk1 
Surrey655%
Sussex111%
Warwickshire5 
Wiltshire1 
Worcestershire3 
Yorkshire81%
Royal Navy 13 1%
Cardiganshire 8 1%
Glamorgan 7 1%
Pembrokeshire 6  
Guernsey 1  
Isle of Man 3  

It should be noted that the London geographical area will be encompassed by not only Middlesex, but parts of Essex, Surrey and Kent.

1871 Analysis

Taking all the spelling variants, and counting occurences across Counties, the distribution of the name within the country can be seen. Dividing the count by the total number of individuals shows the concentration in key counties.

County Individuals County Population
as percent of Whole
Berkshire222%
Buckinghamshire141%
Cheshire2 
Cornwall34225%
Cumberland171%
Derbyshire2 
Devon33625%
Dorset2 
Durham121%
Essex81%
Gloucestershire242%
Hampshire463%
Hertfordshire81%
Huntingdonshire1 
Kent212%
Lancashire222%
Leicestershire4 
Lincolnshire101%
London22717%
Middlesex91%
Norfolk5 
Nottinghamshire71%
Oxfordshire393%
Shropshire2 
Somerset504%
Suffolk1 
Surrey151%
Sussex81%
Warwickshire71%
Wiltshire1 
Worcestershire6 
Yorkshire201%
Royal Navy 7 1%
Caernarvonshire 2  
Cardiganshire 4  
Glamorgan 29 2%
Merionethshire 4  
Monmouthshire 4  
Pembrokeshire 11 1%
Guernsey 5  

1881 Population Density of Glanvilles

The distribution of the surname, including variant spellings from the 1881 census is shown on the map.

The deeper colour density represents a higher population of Glanvilles per 100,000 head of population, and the light colours represent a lower population density within the base population.

White Counties

have under 5 Glanvilles per 100,000 head of population


Yellow Counties

are not analysed

It should not be assumed that the Glanville population was evenly distributed within each county.
In those counties containing major centres of population such as Manchester in Lancashire and London in Middlesex, Surrey and Kent, the population is focussed in those centres.

The basis for this depiction is developed in the following sections of this webpage. The source material was the transcription of the 1881 census.

The population of England and Wales in 1881 was 25,974,439.

1881 Population

This section shows the frequency of occurence of the name, with some variants by ancient County. Other variants such as GLANDVILLE and GLENWILL are included within the nearest of the 4 variant names shown in the table below.

Only counties containing at least 1 Glanville (or variant spelling) are included. Scottish and Irish counties are totally excluded.

Glanvill(e) Glenvill(e) County Granvill(e) Grenvill(e)
1   Bedford    
12   Berkshire 3 1
19   Buckingham   5 1
9   Cheshire    
341   Cornwall 16  
29   Cumberland    
4   Derby 1  
323 6 Devon 53 6
6   Dorset    
18 1 Durham 11  
    Essex 11  
36 2 Gloucestershire 14 8
    Hampshire 9  
1   Hertfordshire 8  
66   Kent 11 5
33 1 Lancashire 26 16
4   Leicester    
7   Lincolnshire 6  
212 1 London 108 2 30
(with London) (with London) Middlesex (with London) (with London)
4   Norfolk 1  
14 4 Northumberland 4  
2   Nottingham 2  
49   Oxford   2
57   Somerset 27 4
    Stafford 3 3
3   Suffolk    
109 4 Surrey 50 1
17   Sussex 14 11
18 14 Warwick 13 1
7 1 Worcester 4 2
9   Wiltshire 4  
18 11 Yorkshire 32  
6   Royal Navy    
1   Brecon    
1   Caerphilly    
3   Cardigan    
2   Carmarthen    
15   Glamorgan 20  
5   Monmouth 26 3
14   Pembroke    
1475 45 TOTALS 477 98
1 Buckinghamshire Grenvill includes the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos at Stowe House, Stowe, Buckinghamshire who was thus surnamed.

2 This figure includes Earl Granville, a Peer at 8 Carlton House Terrace, Middlesex London.

Analysis on 1881

It is now possible to take the total counts in each county, including all variants of the name and express the Glanville county populations as a percentage of the whole Glanville population, to determine in which county most Glanvilles were resident. This reveals more clearly still the Cornish and Devon basis for the name, with a London concentration too.

The population figures can also per expressed per 100,000 head of population to see the Glanville (and variant names) density within each county. This shows the London concentration to be a reflection of the high population in the capital and the true dominance of the surname in Cornwall and Devon.

Both sets of information are presented in the table below:-

County County Population
as percent of Whole
Head Count
per 100,000 Population
Bedford   1
Berkshire 1 7
Buckingham 1 14
Cheshire   1
Cornwall 17 108
Cumberland 1 12
Derby   1
Devon 19 64
Dorset   3
Durham 1 3
Essex 1 2
Gloucestershire 3 10
Hampshire   2
Hertfordshire   4
Kent 4 8
Lancashire 4 2
Leicester   1
Lincolnshire 1 3
London 17 12
Middlesex (with London) (with London)
Norfolk   1
Northumberland 1 5
Nottingham   1
Oxford 2 28
Somerset 4 19
Stafford   1
Suffolk   1
Surrey 8 11
Sussex 2 8
Warwick 2 6
Worcester 1 4
Wiltshire 1 5
Yorkshire 3 2
Royal Navy   not calculated
Brecon   2
Caerphilly   not calculated
Cardigan   4
Carmarthen   2
Glamorgan 2 7
Monmouth 2 16
Pembroke 1 15

1901 Population

This section shows the frequency of occurence of the name, with some variants by ancient County.

Only counties containing at least 1 Glanville (or variant spelling) are included. Scottish and Irish counties are totally excluded.

Glanvill(e) Glenvill(e) County Granvill(e) Grenvill(e)
3 0 Bedfordshire 3 0
18 0 Berkshire 2 0
8 0 Buckinghamshire 0 2
1 0 Cambridgeshire 0 0
1 0 Channel Islands 3 0
5 0 Cheshire 2 6
263 0 Cornwall 32 2
20 0 Cumberland 12 0
10 0 Derbyshire 1 1
367 7 Devon 87 0
2 0 Dorset 5 0
38 10 Durham 13 1
33 0 Essex 12 1
55 7 Gloucestershire 23 0
110 0 Hampshire 4 0
2 0 Hertfordshire 10 1
68 8 Kent 24 5
25 0 Lancashire 22 13
16 0 Leicestershire 2 0
16 1 Lincolnshire 0 0
217 9 London 106 35
with London with London Middlesex with London with London
1 0 Norfolk 0 10
2 0 Northampton 0 0
9 1 Northumberland 2 0
0 0 Nottinghamshire 20 0
28 1 Oxfordshire 1 0
31 3 Somerset 37 7
0 3 Staffordshire 4 1
1 1 Suffolk 0 6
137 2 Surrey 45 4
11 0 Sussex 7 1
39 3 Warwickshire 16 1
4 1 Wiltshire 1 0
20 0 Worcestershire 0 1
32 12 Yorkshire 12 8
1 0 Anglesey 0 0
0 0 Carmarthenshire 1 0
1 1 Carnarvonshire 0 0
46 2 Glamorgan 56 5
8 1 Monmouthshire 14 3
16 0 Pembrokeshire 0 0
4 8 Not Defined 3 0
1665 73 TOTALS 579 115

1999 Population

A count of the occurences of the surname and variants was obtained using the Electoral Rolls and telephone directories for England and Wales (for 1999).

The count is recorded against the modern counties, established in 1974 and modified in 1997/8, and presented in the table below.

Glanvil* 1 Glenvil* County Granvil* Grenvil*
91 1 Avon 20 1
22   Bedford 3  
28   Berkshire 6 8
26   Buckingham 12 31
6   Cambridge 12 2
6 1 Cheshire 8 1
17 1 Cleveland 27  
114 4 Cornwall 20 2
11   Cumbria 9  
14   Derby 6 2
312   Devon 43 1
32 1 Dorset 3 7
3 1 Durham    
101 2 Essex 18 10
27 2 East Sussex 24 19
15 3 Gloucestershire 11 4
125 2 Hampshire 26 15
1   Herefordshire    
39 4 Hertfordshire 12 4
1   Isle of Wight    
117 9 Kent 39 8
5   Lancashire 3  
11 9 Leicester 4 2
5 4 Lincolnshire    
97 5 London 70 13
7   Manchester 6  
35 5 Merseyside 12 6
32 2 Middlesex 10 2
16   Norfolk 12 5
8 16 North Humberside    
21   North Yorkshire 2 1
13 1 Northampton 3 2
1   Northumberland 1 1
21 3 Nottingham 8 5
27 1 Oxford 21 5
13   Shropshire   4
31   Somerset 26 11
1   South Humberside    
25 3 South Yorkshire 7  
8 2 Stafford 4  
5   Suffolk 11 6
95 3 Surrey 33 14
16 3 Tyne & Wear 4 1
10 3 Warwick 12 4
30 7 West Midlands 9 2
33 2 West Sussex 15 5
12 4 West Yorkshire 9  
26   Wiltshire 10  
14   Worcester 4  
2   Clwyd 2  
31   Dyfed 5  
2   Gwent 17  
3   Gwynedd   1
14   Mid Glamorgan 24  
12   South Glamorgan 10 3
1   West Glamorgan 3 1
1795 104 TOTALS 645 181
1 Glanvil* denotes Glanvil, Glanvill, Glanvile, Glanville and other endings.

Analysis on 1999 Population

Performing a similar analysis to 1881 reveals the county Glanville (including all variants) populations as a percentage of the total Glanville population.
Additionally, using 1997 population figures allows a count of Glanville's per 100,000 head of population.

Wales
5% of the current England and Wales Glanville population are Welsh. These people are included in the population totals for the purpose of county analysis, but the current lack of county demographics for the whole population in The Principality precludes a per 100k head of population analysis for the time being.

It should be obvious that some counties cannot be compared to 1881 as the county boundaries have been altered through the 1974 and 1997/8 changes. Devon and Cornwall are not affected by these, but Greater London affects Surrey, Kent, Essex and Middlesex; Greater Manchester affects Lancashire as does Merseyside.

County County Population
as percent of Whole
Head Count 1
per 100,000 Population
Avon 4 12
Bedfordshire 1 5
Berkshire 2 5
Buckinghamshire 2 6
Cambridgeshire 1 3
Cheshire 1 2
Cleveland 2 8
Cornwall 5 29
Cumbria 1 4
Derbyshire 1 2
Devon 13 33
Dorset 2 6
Durham   1
East Sussex 3 10
Essex 5 8
Gloucestershire 1 6
Hampshire 6 10
Hereford. & Worcestershire 1 3
Hertfordshire 2 6
Humberside 1 3
Isle of Wight   1
Kent 6 11
Lancashire   1
Leicester 1 3
Lincolnshire   1
London (Greater) 7 3
Manchester (Greater)   1
Merseyside 2 3
Norfolk 1 4
North Yorkshire 1 3
Northamptonshire 1 3
Northumberland   1
Nottingham 1 4
Oxfordshire 2 9
Shropshire 1 4
Somerset 2 14
South Yorkshire 1 3
Staffordshire 1 1
Suffolk 1 3
Surrey 5 14
Tyne & Wear 1 2
Warwickshire 1 6
West Midlands 2 2
West Sussex 2 7
West Yorkshire 1 1
Wiltshire 1 6
1 The Electoral Roll / Telephone Directory approach is known to undercount for a number of reasons:-

  • Ex-Directory People
    People who are ex-directory are omitted, but were counted if they were on the Electoral Roll
  • Poll Tax Evaders
    A number of people avoid completing the return to be entered on the Electoral Roll, attempting to avoid liability for the Poll Tax - a hangover from the unpopular tax of the early 1990s. One person per household would be counted though, if they had phones and were not ex-directory.
  • Minors
    The Electoral Rolls do not list individuals under age, and hence not eligible to vote. An estimate of their number can be produced using figures supplied by the Office of National Statistics who quote that in 1984 to 1997 the percentage of the population aged between 16 and retirement age was 61 to 61.4 percent.
    A further 17.9 to 18.1 percent were aged over retirement, and hence the Glanville's counted must be the sum of these (around 81.5 percent), assuming the distribution of Glanville's follow the national age distribution.
    This estimate could be double-checked (again using the Office of National Statistics information) from the fact that in 1996 the average household size was 2.4 (this figure having dropped from 2.59 in 1984).

Taking the grand total of names (including variants) of 2,725 and multiplying up to include the Minors on the basis that the counted people account for 81 percent of the total, yields a total of 3,364 individuals.

The current (1997) population of England and Wales is 52.2 million - up from 25.9 million in 1881.
Therefore, one would expect a steady Glanville population in the whole population to have risen from the 1881 census total of 2,095 individuals to a current figure of 4,230 individuals. The shortfall of 4,230 - 3,364 = 866 (20 percent of the expected population) might be accounted for by the undercounting identified above, or might be a reflection of a decline in the surname.

3,364 individuals in 52.2 million means one person in 15,517 is surnamed by a variant of the name Glanville, and one person in 23,556 is surnamed GLANVILLE or GLANVILL.

1999 Population Density of Glanvilles

The distribution of the surname, including variant spellings from the 1999 Electoral Rolls and Telephone Directories census is shown on the map.

The deeper colour density represents a higher population of Glanvilles per 100,000 head of population, and the light colours represent a lower population density within the base population.

White Counties

have under 5 Glanvilles per 100,000 head of population


Yellow Counties

are not analysed

It should not be assumed that the Glanville population was evenly distributed within each county.
In those counties containing major centres of population such as Plymouth in Devon the population is focussed in those centres.

1999 Whole Population

From the Office of National Statistics . . .
The mid-2002 population of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom is estimated as follows:

- England 49,561,800 (83.7 per cent of the total UK population)
- Scotland 5,054,800 (8.5 per cent)
- Wales 2,918,700 (4.9 per cent)
- Northern Ireland 1,696,600 (2.9 per cent)

Between 1981 to 1991 (ten year period) there was an increase of 1.1 million people in the United Kingdom, compared with an increase of 1.8 million people between 1991 to 2002 (eleven year period). During the period 1981 to 2002 the average annual increase in population for the United Kingdom was 136,900 people.

From this, you can estimate the 1999 population of England, Wales and Scotland was 57,125,800.


Page Created: 21-Feb-2000
Page Modified: 7-May-2007

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