The Kay Family Association UK

Kays in Scotland

This map shows where the Kays, and all variants of the name, were living in Scotland in 1891. Hover over a county to see the proportion of the total that were living there; an explanation of this box is given below. If you are using a device with a touch-sensitive screen, you can also touch the county to show the information.

Underneath the Key, there is a link that allows you to change the names being looked at and reflect your new selection on the map. This also is explained more fully further down the page.

Map based on Ordnance Survey data
Surname Selection
Select or unselect the surnames you want to see on the map

The Information BoxThe information box that’s displayed when you hover over a county carries a lot of information. Its aim is to show how many people lived in the county, and what spellings were used. The first line shows the total number in the county (all spellings), and the percentage of the total across Scotland that represents. The other lines show each of the spellings of the names we’re looking at, and how often they occur. The percentage is based on the total for that name across Scotland.

Surname SelectionYou can change the names being shown on the map by clicking on the Select names link at the bottom of the key. The box shown is simply a list of the names this map covers. Simply click on the tick boxes to include or exclude names to examine the ones you’re interested in. The changes will be reflected immediately on the map and you can still hover over a county to examine the breakdown. We hope this will give you the chance to do your own investigation into your family’s name.