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Statistics

 
The table below shows the approximate number of persons with the GANT surname in each census, and for 2000 from the United Kingdom 2000 Electoral Register. Figures for 2000 only include those over 18 years of age, so the actual totals will be more than is shown here. As far as possible, the 2000 totals are equivalent to the old counties, i.e. South Humberside is included in the total for Lincolnshire.

The figures show that the distribution of the surname has remained much the same since 1851, with the highest concentrations being in Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. While the figure for Yorkshire has more than doubled since 1901, the total for London has plummeted to just a little more than a quarter of those recorded in 1901.
England
1851
1861
1871
1881
1891
1901
2000
County
Averages
Bedfordshire
-
-
-
-
-
-
15
2.1
Berkshire
1
9
3
-
1
10
7
4.4
Buckinghamshire
2
-
-
-
-
-
22
3.4
Cambridgeshire
6
2
1
-
2
-
27
5.4
Cheshire
2
9
7
10
23
3
13
9.5

Cornwall

12
7
8
10
8
1
14
8.5
Cumberland
-
-
-
-
1
-
3
0.5
Derbyshire
-
8
4
2
3
2
5
3.4

Devon

10
17
10
17
33
27
13
18.1
Dorset
-
1
-
1
-
7
16
3.5
Durham
-
5
8
2
6
17
29
9.5

Essex

103
88
132
131
141
170
240
143.5
Gloucestershire
2
-
1
7
11
13
11
6.4
Hampshire
5
6
6
4
17
20
52
15.7
Herefordshire
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
0.2
Hertfordshire
3
8
-
1
7
15
29
9.0
Huntingdonshire
-
1
3
2
-
-
-
0.8
Kent/London* 1851 & 1861.
Kent only from 1871
22
17
24
7
19
22
59
24.2
Lancashire
16
30
41
36
39
62
52
39.4
Leicestershire
1
10
7
23
28
13
59
20.1
Lincolnshire
80
115
114
119
113
97
63
100.1
London from 1871*
*
*
105
195
217
204
61
156.4
Middlesex/London* 1851 & 1861.
Middlesex only from 1871
52
87
14
8
22
50
32
37.8
Norfolk
128
127
108
141
135
150
154
134.7
Northamptonshire
-
1
3
3
6
16
22
7.2
Northumberland
-
4
1
2
-
9
2
2.5
Nottinghamshire
-
8
9
17
40
45
35
22.0
Oxfordshire
-
-
9
11
6
-
4
4.2
Rutland
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
0.1
Shropshire
7
4
1
-
3
10
4
4.1
Somerset
20
12
26
15
19
2
22
16.5
Staffordshire
3
10
1
1
3
7
16
5.8
Suffolk
81
119
94
157
165
151
191
136.8
Surrey/London* 1851 & 1861.
Surrey only from 1871
19
21
10
9
11
33
49
21.7
Sussex
2
4
7
17
16
7
35
12.5
Warwickshire
12
9
16
15
21
10
20
14.7
Westmorland
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
0.4
Wiltshire
8
5
-
-
-
-
12
3.5
Worcestershire
-
-
-
-
-
-
2
0.2
Yorkshire
57
74
88
100
108
126
264
116.7
Wales
1
10
19
6
18
27
31
16.0
Scotland
23
19
Northern Ireland
13
Totals per year:
655
828
880
1092
1245
1327
1719
1851
1861
1871
1881
1891
1901
2000
Total UK Population
(in millions):
16,765
18,780
21,299
24,402
27,232
30,515
48,997
Percentages of Total UK Population:
0.0039
0.0044
0.0041
0.0044
0.0045
0.0043
0.0035

Approximate Census totals for the United States and Canada:
1850
1860
1870
1880
1900
1910
1920
1930
USA
1282
1621
2700
3637
4625
6042
6651
6197
Canada
80

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