The information contained in these records will vary, but usually will contain details such as the following:
Most of these records are arranged in their households, giving you a view of who lived at the same property.
Scotland has a number of surviving early census fragments and census substitutes that Findmypast continues to transcribe and add to their collection. This record set was created from the early censuses of:
Early census records can sometimes be fairly sparse. Be prepared to begin your search broadly with just a name, age may not be included in some of these household records.
Heads of household were sometimes recorded and named instead of each person within. If you cannot find your relative, look for the person you assume to have been the head of the family and it may mention the number of occupants living with that person.