Define or modify the search criteria by entering data in the form below.
Last name. The search can be for an exact, partial, Soundex or Metaphone
match of one from a list of surnames separated by commas.
Select last name search type
First name. The first name field can be a single christian name, but can also include second names and
The search can be for an exact, partial, Soundex or Metaphone match of one from a list of first names separated by commas.
The exact match will seek to match the complete first name field, rejecting a matching first name
followed by a second name or initial whilst a partial match will retrieve these and similar compound first names
where, for example, the searched for name appears as a second name. The Soundex and Metaphone searches are included,
but will not produce good results when first names are followed by second names or initials, but might be useful
when exact and partial match searches fail to find an individual who is expected to be in Henley in a particular
Select first name search type
Birth year. The birth year can be a single year, or a range of years defined by two years separated by a minus sign.
Birth year or range
Sex. Sex was indicated by entering age in one of two columns. Sometimes the
indicated sex clearly conflicts with other data, such as the name or relationship to the head of household.
Transcribers generally followed the policy of entering data as it was written in the enumerator's book,
but in some rare instances the sex been changed to match other data across two or more years.
Relationship. This field was introduced for the first time in 1851.
Searches specifying this field will produce no results for 1841.
allAdopted daughterAdopted sonApprenticeAssistantAuntAunt in lawBoarderBrotherBrother in lawCaretakerClerkCohabiteeCompanionCousinDaughterDaughter in lawEmployeeFatherFather in lawForemanFoster (nurse) childFoster daughterFoster motherFoster sonGovernessGrand daughterGrand fatherGrand motherGrand nephewGrand nieceGrand sonGreat auntGreat nephewGreat nieceGreat uncleGroomGuestHalf brotherHalf sisterHeadHouse keeperHusbandInmateJoint headJourneymanLodgerLodger's daughterLodger's sonLodger's wifeMaid servantManagerManageressMatronMistressMistress' daughterMistress' sonMotherMother in lawMother's helpNephewNieceNiece in lawNoneNone enteredNurseOccupierOfficerOfficer's daughterOfficer's sonOrphanPartnerPatientPorterPrisonerPupilRelationRelativeScholarSchool teacherServantSisterSister in lawSonSon in lawSon's wifeStep brotherStep daughterStep fatherStep grand motherStep motherStep sisterStep sonStrangerTeacherTravellerUncleVisitorWardWifeWife's auntWife's brotherWife's daughterWife's fatherWife's granddaughterWife's grandsonWife's motherWife's sisterWife's sonWorking relationship
Select marital status (one or more)
The database records nearly 4,000 distinct occupations. These have been categorised in a hierarchy
of 'Class', 'Group', 'Sub-group' and 'Category'. This field allows selection by any of these, but requires
understanding of the hierarchy. If a researcher wishes to extract data by occupation, first select menu
Select occupation categories
allAccountantAccoutrement MakerActorAgricultural Labourer, CottagerAgricultural Machine - Proprietor, AttendantAgricultural Machine and Implement MakerAgricultural StudentAlkali ManufactureAnchor, Chain ManufactureAnimal, Bird etc. Preserver, NaturalistApparatus for Other Games, Maker, DealerApprentice (undefined)ArchitectArmy Officer (effective or retired)Army PensionerArt StudentArtificial Flower MakerArtizan, Mechanic (undefined)Assists another Family memberAuctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House AgentAuthor, Editor, JournalistBakerBank ServiceBankerBargeman, Lighterman, WatermanBarrister, SolicitorBeerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider DealerBicycle, Tricycle - Maker, DealerBill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance AgentBilliard, Cricket & other Games ServiceBlacksmithBlanket ManufactureBoatman on SeasBoiler MakerBolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple MakerBone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, DealerBookbinderBrass, Bronze Manufacture. BrazierBrewerBrick, Tile - Maker, Burner, DealerBricklayerBroker, Agent, FactorBrush, Broom, MakerBuilderButcher, Meat SalesmanButton Maker, DealerCabinet MakerCabman, Flyman, Coachman (not Domestic)Canvas, Sailcloth ManufactureCard, Pattern Card MakerCarman, Carrier, Carter, DraymanCarpenter, JoinerCarpet, Rug ManufactureCarver, GilderCattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, SalesmanCellarmanCharwomanCheesemonger, ButtermanChemist, DruggistChimney Sweep, Soot MerchantChurch, Chapel, Cemetery - Officer, ServantCivil EngineerCivil Service (messengers, etc.)Civil Service (officers and clerks)Clasp, Buckle, Hinge MakerClay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, DealerClergyman (Established Church)Cloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket DealerCoachmakerCoal Heaver, LabourerCoal Merchant, DealerCoal MinerCoffee, Eating House, KeeperCoke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, DealerCollege, Club ServiceComb MakerCommercial ClerkCommercial TravellerConfectioner, PastrycookContractor (undefined)Cook (not Domestic)Cooper, Hoop Maker, BenderCopper MinerCopper Plate and Steel Plate PrinterCopper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, DealerCork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, DealerCorn MillerCorn, Flour, Seed Merchant, DealerCostermonger, Huckster, Street SellerCotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, BleacherCotton, Calico - Warehouseman, DealerCotton, Cotton Goods ManufactureCrepe, Gauze ManufactureCurrierCutler, Scissors MakerDealer in Works of ArtDentistDie, Seal, Coin, Medal MakerDog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, DealerDomestic Coachman, GroomDomestic GardenerDomestic Implement MakerDomestic Indoor ServantDomestic Machinery - Maker, DealerDraper, Linen Draper, MercerDroverDrysalterDye, Paint ManufactureDyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined)Earthenware, China, Glass DealerEarthenware, China, Porcelain, ManufactureEast Indian and Colonial ServiceElectrical Apparatus MakerEmbroidererEngine and Machine MakerEngine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural)Engraver (Artist)Envelope MakerExhibitionsFactory Hand (Textile) UndefinedFactory Labourer (undefined)Family relative, or Visitor etc. with no stated occupationFancy Chain, Gilt Toy MakerFancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, DealerFarm BailiffFarmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, NephewFarmer, GrazierFelt ManufactureFigure, Image - Maker, DealerFile MakerFishermanFishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, DealerFishmongerFitter, Turner (Engine and Machine)Flannel ManufactureFlax, Linen - Manufacturer, DealerFloor Cloth, Oil Cloth ManufactureFossil, Coprolite Digger, DealerFrench PolisherFullerFuneral Furniture Maker, UndertakerFurniture Broker, DealerFurrier, SkinnerFusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article ManufactureFustian Manufacturer, DealerGamekeeperGardener (not domestic)Gas FitterGas Works ServiceGeneral LabourerGeneral Shopkeeper, DealerGinger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, DealerGlass ManufactureGlover, Glove MakerGlue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, DealerGold, Silver, BeaterGoldsmith, Silversmith, JewellerGreengrocer, FruitererGrocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, DealerGroom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breakerGunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance ManufactureGunsmith, Gun ManufacturerHair, Bristle - Worker, DealerHarbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse ServiceHatter, Hat ManufactureHay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, DealerHemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre ManufactureHop - Merchant, DealerHorse Proprietor, Breeder, DealerHosier, HaberdasherHosiery ManufactureHospital and Institution ServiceHouse and Shop Fittings - Maker, DealerIndia Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, DealerInfant, child under 5 etcInk, Blacking, Colour Substance ManufactureInland Navigation ServiceInn, Hotel ServantInnkeeper, Hotel Keeper, PublicanIronmonger, Hardware Dealer, MerchantIronstone MinerJapannerKnacker, Catsmeat Dealer etc etc.Lace Manufacturer, DealerLamp, Lantern, Candlestick MakerLand Drainage Service (not in towns)Land, House, Ship SurveyorLapidaryLath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle MakerLaw Clerk, and others connected with the lawLaw StudentLead MinerLead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, DealerLeather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap etc., Maker, DealerLife, House, Ship etc., Insurance ServiceLimeburnerLiterary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c.Lithographer, Lithographic PrinterLocksmith, BellhangerLodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government)Lodging, Boarding House KeeperMachinist, Machine Worker (undefined)MaltsterManchester WarehousemanManufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined)Manufacturing ChemistManure ManufactureMap and Print - Colourer, SellerMasonMast, Yard, Oar, Block MakerMat Maker, SellerMedical Student, AssistantMerchantMessenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government)Metal Burnisher, LacquererMetal Refiner, Worker, Turner, DealerMeter, WeigherMidwifeMilitia, Yeomanry, VolunteersMilkseller, DairymanMilliner, Dressmaker, StaymakerMillwrightMine ServiceMiner, in other or undefined MineralsMining EngineerMinister, Priest of other religious bodiesMissionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacherMunicipal, Parish, Union, District, OfficerMusic-Publisher, Seller, PrinterMusical Instrument Maker, DealerMusician, Music MasterMustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, DealerNail ManufactureNavigation Service (on shore)Navy Officer (effective or retired)Navy PensionerNeedle MakerNet MakerNewspaper Agent, News Room KeeperNun, Sister of CharityNurseryman, Seedsman, FloristOccupation illegible, vague etcOccupation stated as NoneOffice Keeper (not Government)Officer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society etc.Oil and ColourmanOil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, DealerOld Clothes Dealer, and othersOmnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable KeeperOrdnance ManufacturerOther Iron and Steel ManufactureOther local or County OfficialOther Railway Officials and ServantsOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthersOthers Dealing in FoodOthers engaged in ServiceOthers engaged in, or connected with agricultureOthers working and Dealing in HempPainter (Artist)Painter, GlazierPaper Box, Paper Bag MakerPaper ManufacturePaper StainerPaperhangerParchment, Vellum - Maker, DealerPatten, Clog MakerPaviourPawnbrokerPeer, M.P., Privy councillor (not otherwise described)Pencil Maker (Wood)Performer, Showman, Exhibition ServicePersons engaged in Scientific PursuitsPersons returned by rank or status with no apparent source of incomePersons with private income from property, investments or pensionPhilosophical Instrument MakerPhotographerPhysician, Surgeon, General PractitionerPilotPin MakerPlaster, Cement ManufacturePlasterer, WhitewasherPlatelayerPlumberPointsman, Level Crossing ManPolicePoulterer, Game DealerPrinterPrison Service, etc.Provision Curer, DealerPublisher, Bookseller, LibrarianQuill, Feather - Dresser, DealerRag Gatherer, DealerRailway Carriage, Railway Wagon, MakerRailway ContractorRailway Engine Driver, StokerRailway GuardRailway Labourer, NavvyReporter, Short-hand WriterRibbon ManufactureRoad Contractor, Surveyor, InspectorRoad LabourerRoman Catholic PriestRope, Twine, Cord - Maker, DealerRoyal Marines (officers and men)Sacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, DealerSaddler, Harness, Whip MakerSail MakerSalesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified)Salt Maker, DealerSaw MakerSawyerScavenger, Crossing SweeperScholar, Pupil, Student (not of Law or Medicine)School Service, and others connected with teachingSchoolmasterSculptorSeaman (Merchant Service)Seaman, R.N.Shawl ManufactureShepherdShip Rigger, Chandler, FitterShip Steward, CookShip, Boat, Barge BuilderShipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore)Shirt Maker, SeamstressShoe, Boot - Maker, DealerSilk Dyer, PrinterSilk Merchant, DealerSilk, Silk Goods, ManufactureSlate QuarrierSlate Worker, DealerSlater, TilerSoap Boiler, MakerSoldier and Non-commissioned officerSpinning and Weaving Machine MakerStationer, Law StationerSteel Pen MakerStone Cutter, Dresser, DealerStone QuarrierStraw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait ManufactureSubordinate Medical ServiceSugar RefinerSurgical Instrument MakerSword, Bayonet - Maker, CutlerTailorTallow Chandler, Candle, Grease ManufactureTanner, FellmongerTape Manufacturer, DealerTeacher, Professor, LecturerTelegraph, Telephone ServiceThatcherTheological StudentThread Manufacturer, DealerTicket, Label WriterTimber, Wood - Merchant, DealerTin MinerTin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, DealerTobacco Manufacture, TobacconistTobacco Pipe, Snuff Box etc. MakerToll Collector, Turnpike Gate KeeperTool Maker, DealerTown Drainage ServiceToy Maker, DealerTramway Companies' ServiceTrimming Maker, DealerType Cutter, FounderUmbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, DealerVermin DestroyerVeterinary Surgeon, FarrierWarehouseman (not Manchester)Washing and Bathing ServiceWatch Maker, Clock MakerWaterproof Goods - Maker, DealerWaterworks ServiceWeaver (undefined)Weighing and Measuring Apparatus MakerWell Sinker, BorerWheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant etc.WheelwrightWhite Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture, PewtererWhitesmithWig Maker, Hair DresserWillow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, BasketmakerWine, Spirit - Merchant, AgentWire Maker, Worker, Weaver, DrawerWood CarverWood Turner, Box MakerWoodmanWool, Woollen Goods - Dyer, PrinterWoollen Cloth ManufactureWoolstaplerWorsted, Stuff ManufactureZinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer[Coppersmith][Farm Servant Indoor][Haulier][Iron Manufacture][Others][Others][Others][Others][Others][Others][Others][Others][Steel Manufacture][Student][Tin Manufacture]
allAdwell PlaceAdwell SquareAlbert RoadAlbion PlaceAnn Messenger's AlmshousesAssendonAssendon CrossAssendon RoadBack RoadBadgemoreBadgemore LaneBarlows YardBell LaneBell PitsBell StreetBelle Vue RoadBerkshire RoadBishop Longland's AlmshousesBoston RoadCanadian TerraceCaxton TerraceChalk CliffsChampion CourtChester TerraceChurch LaneChurch StreetChurch Yard AlmshousesClarence RoadCold HarbourCromwell RoadDuke StreetFair MileFalcon TerraceFarm RoadFawley CourtFrewin's CottagesFrewin's RowFriday StreetFriday Street CourtGladstone TerraceGoff's YardGrange RoadGravel HillGrays HillGrays LaneGreys HillGreys LaneGreys RoadGrove RoadHamilton AvenueHarpsden LaneHarpsden RoadHart StreetHavelock TerraceHenley ParkHigh StreetHocket CourtHodge's RowHog LaneHop GardensHorse and Groom YardHumphrey Newbury's AlmshousesImperial ParadeKings RoadLambridgeLower AssendonManitoba TerraceMarket PlaceMarlow RoadMarmion RoadMiddle AssendonMill LaneMontreal TerraceMount Field VillasNew StreetNew Street YardNew TownNewtown GardensNiagara RoadNiagara TerraceNicholas FarmNorman AvenueNorthfield EndOxford PlaceOxford VillasPack and Prime LaneParadise RoadPark RoadPhyllis CourtPig MarketProspect PlaceProspect TerraceQueen StreetRawlins CourtReading RoadRed Cross YardReform CourtRiver SideRiver TerraceRiver ThamesRupert PlaceShort HillSmith's RowSouth Hill GardensSouth PlaceSouthfield EndSpring GardensSpring VillasSt Andrews RoadSt Marks EstateSt Marks RoadStanley TerraceStation RoadStrange's RowThames SideThe GardensThe HockettThe WharfToronto TerraceUpper AssendonVicarage RoadWatersideWest HillWest StreetWestern RoadWharf LaneWindmill LaneWorkhouseYork Road
allBedfordshireBuckinghamshireCambridgeshireCheshireCumberlandDerbyshireDevonDorsetDurhamCornwallEssexGloucestershireHampshireHerefordshireHertfordshireHuntingdonshireKentLancashireLeicestershireLincolnshireMiddlesexNorfolkNorthamptonshireNorthumberlandNottinghamshireOxfordshireRutlandShropshireSomersetStaffordshireSuffolkSurreySussexWarwickshireWestmorlandWiltshireWorcestershireYorkshireBerkshireLondonChannel IslandsScotlandIrelandForeign PartsNot knownWalesSame countyNot same countyIsle of WightIsle of ManEngland
Census years. Use this field to reduce the results to a specific census year or years.
Select one or more census years from the drop down list.
Select census year(s)
Ordering the results.
Order the results in any order of 'last name', 'first name', 'birth year' and 'census year'.
ignoreLast nameFirst nameBirth yearCensus year
ignoreLast nameFirst nameBirth yearCensus year
ignoreLast nameFirst nameBirth yearCensus year
Limiting the number of results found and displayed.
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the load on the server and the time of the researcher can be saved by limiting the number of results found and displayed.
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