The following maps show the distribution of the most common spellings of the surname in the census of 1891 for England and Wales. The were generated with a free utility at Ancestry.com; follow this link if you'd like to generate the same maps for other surnames.
Note that the number of families in the scale varies from map to map. For the benefit of fellow Yanks, here is a map to aid in identifying the counties.
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