Distribution of the name ĎSkillení and ĎSkillingí in the UK and NI

 

Graham Skillen, Derrymount, North Cheriton, Somerset, BA8 0AB

01963 33388††††††††††† skillen@northcheriton.fsnet.co.uk

 

File: Skillendist2

 

Area

No. of Skillen

No. of Skilling

Reference

Population

(Thousands)

Skillen

per

million

Skilling per million

Northern Ireland

ComprisingBelfast†††††††† 38

†††††††††††††††††††† South Down 22

64

11

347

184

32

(Belfast)

(38)

 

 

 

 

(South Down)

(22)

 

 

 

 

Carlisle & N. Cumbria (Cockermouth/Whitehaven)

25

1

101

247

 

Wirral

18

6

84

214

71

Glasgow

17

9

226

75

39

Isle of Man

9

 

141

300

 

Edinburgh

8

10

218

37

46

Chesterfield

6

0

128

47

 

Greenock/Girvan (Clyde Coast)

6

45

137

44

328

Lanark (Clyde Valley)

6

11

134

45

82

W. Middlesex

6

4

220

27

18

Central Scotland (Stirling)

6

5

106

57

47

Newcastle/ N. Tyne,Wear

5

0

101

49

 

Chester

4

2

79

50

25

Gateshead

4

2

106

38

 

Mansfield/Newark

4

0

103

39

 

Dunbar & Wearside

2

6

153

 

39

Liverpool

2

4

154

 

 

Medway (Maidstone)

2

4

145

 

27

Portsmouth

2

5

207

 

24

Worcester

2

5

176

 

28

Norwich/Norfolk

1

13

154

 

84

Tunbridge Wells

1

4

150

 

27

Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale

0

5

116

 

43

Kings Lynn

0

5

48

 

104

Reading

0

4

132

 

30

Richmond (Middx)

0

4

141

 

28

SW Scotland/ Dumfries

0

10

57

 

175

 


 

Notes: -

1.      Reference population is an estimate of the number of residential listings in a phone book.Itís not the same as the actual population, but should be capable of giving a comparison basis.

2.      The areas listed are those of the appropriate UK phone book.

3.      Any sample of 3 or less, Iíve generally ignored, unless the population is particularly small.

4.      Spaces in columns 5 and 6 just mean Iíve not done the sum.

5.      Thereís obviously a threshold Ė I would suggest around 40/million where the figures will be unreliable or subject to too many influences.Anything over 40 I would be prepared to consider significant.

6.      It may not be able to draw significant conclusions from a comparison of the very big numbers, because for example the Cumbria number is heavily focussed in a much smaller area, Cockermouth and Whitehaven.Equally the NI names are almost all either Belfast (38) or South Down (22), with only 3 elsewhere in NI.

7.      The global comparison of all areas helps determine where further detailed analysis would be useful, but a better population estimate of local areas would be needed.

8.      Other names noted in passing.There were quite a few SKILLIN that seemed Ďcloseí to SKILLEN/SKILLING areas.SKILL, SKILLETT, SKILLINGTON, SKILLER, SKILLERN, SKILTON, SKILLETER, SKILLICORN, SKILTON didnít look relevant by eyeball.

9.      The 9 SKILLEN in the Isle of Man were next to 6 SKILLAN.I think this could be relevant as SKILLAN didnít appear much elsewhere.

10. Interestingly, SKILLEN and SKILLING donít seem to give the same answer.

 

 

 

Other populations checked, with less than 3 Skillen :-

Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Banbury, Barnslay, Bath , Bedford, Birmingham, Bishops Stortford, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Borders (Galashields), Bournemouth, Bracknell/Ascot, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Burton-on-Trent, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Cheltenham, S. Cheshire,Caterham/Reigate, Chelmsford, Colchester, Cornwall, Coventry, Croydon, Darlington, Derby, Devon, Doncaster, Mid-Dorset, Dudley, Dundee, Exeter, Essex SW, Fife, Gloucester, Guildford, South Gloucestershire, Halifax, Hastings, Hemel Hempstread, Hereford, S. Herts, Highlands and Islands, High Peak (Chapel/Frith), High Wycombe, Hitchin, Horsham, Hull, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Isle of Wight, NW Kent, Kettering, Lancaster/ S. Cumbria, Leeds, Leicester, Lincs, Lomond and Argyll, Luton, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newport/SE Wales, S. Norfolk, Northumberland, Newbury`, Northampton, Nottingham, Orkney and Shetland, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Preston, Rotherham, St. Helens, Salisbury, Scarborough, NE Scotland, Sheffield (S), Sheffield N, Shropshire, Slough Southampton, Southend, Southport, Stafford, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Stratford-on-Avon, NE Surrey, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Tayside, Teeside, Worthing, Wrexham/ NE Wales, SW Wales, NW Wales, Central/ S. Wales, Wakefield, Warrington, Walsall, Weston-S-Mare, Wigan, Wolverhampton, York.