Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Statistical Abstract of the Napoleonic Wars: Most Common Family Names among British Officers during the Peninsular War

The following data is compiled from the Challis Index, which contains information on 9617 British officers who served in the Peninsular War. In some cases, there were many variants of the spelling of the family names. However, for this study, only those individuals with the exact spelling as given below, are included.

Family Name Number of Officers with Name
Campbell
105
Smith
58
Stewart
57
Jones
54
Fraser
39
Gordon
39
Hamilton
39
Scott
38
Thompson
37
Cameron
36
Hill
35
Taylor
34
Clarke
33
White
33
Williams
33
Grant
32
Armstrong
31
Moore
31
Ross
29
Johnson
28
Brown
26
Richardson
25
Robinson
25
Walker
25
Wood
25
Murray
23
Anderson
22
Evans
22
MacDonald
22
Watson
22

Source:

Challis, Lionel. "The Challis Index". London: Royal United Services Institute, no date. Was most likely compiled during the 1930s and 1940s.

 

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2008

 

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