North Walls and Brims

North Walls and Brims surnames – 1861

Here is the list of surnames found in North Walls and Brims in the 1861 census and the number of occurrences. Where a different spelling of the name is found in other sources, this has been added [in square brackets].  For comparison, Orkney Family History Society has a list of all the surnames in Orkney from the 1861 census.  For those born outside Orkney, the most common surname was Ross (15), followed by Telford (9), partly due to two shepherds and their families.

Surname Occurrences
Anderson 3
Baikie/Bakie 11
Bain 7
Banks 3
Begg 1
Bremner 18
Broak [Brock] 1
Bruce 7
Burnie 2
Burns 3
Campbell 4
Cantle [Cantley] 1
Chalmers 8
Charleson 3
Corrigall 17
Cromarty 2
Fiddler 3
Flett 2
Gray 18
Groat 1
Groundwater 9
Gunn 12
Henry 1
Johnston 23
Kerr 1
Laird 4
Learmonth 2
Linklater 3
Macdonald/McDonald 7
MacKay/McKay 10
Malcomson 7
Manson 26
Matheson 7
McKenzie 4
McKiver 1
McLellan 1
Miller 3
Mowat 3
Nicholson/Nicolson 19
Norquay 1
Ritch 1
Robertson 9
Robeson/Robson 43
Ross 36
Ryrie 1
Sabeston 9
Sandison 5
Sangster 1
Shearer 3
Simpson 7
Sinclair 9
Smith 34
Stout 14
Sutherland 42
Swanson 19
Swanston 6
Taylor 12
Telford 9
Thompson/Thomson 26
Wards 4
Waters 4
Whire [Weir] 1
Wilson 40
Wright 3