This just gives an overall view of the clusters of Banting surname in 1851. The figure is the number of individuals in each county as recorded in the 1851 census and then a little bit of analysis to clarify the picture or not!
Berkshire 11 Cheshire 11 Derbyshire 3
Essex 1 Gloucestershire 4 Hampshire 68
Hertfordshire 7 Lanarkshire 1 Middlesex 39
Montgomeryshire 1 Norfolk 4 Oxfordshire 19
Somerset 1 Staffordshire 1 Surrey 14
Sussex 6 Warwickshire 1 Westmoreland 6
The clusters are obvious and the super cluster of neighbouring counties, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Surrey and Wiltshire, account for over 50% of the total population with the surname Banting in the 1851 census.
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