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
allPeer, M.P., Privy councillor (not otherwise described)Civil Service (officers and clerks)Civil Service (messengers, etc.)Prison Service, etc.PoliceMunicipal, Parish, Union, District, OfficerOther local or County OfficialEast Indian and Colonial ServiceArmy Officer (effective or retired)Soldier and Non-commissioned officerMilitia, Yeomanry, VolunteersArmy PensionerNavy Officer (effective or retired)Seaman, R.N.Royal Marines (officers and men)Navy PensionerClergyman (Established Church)Roman Catholic PriestMinister, Priest of other religious bodiesMissionary, Scripture Reader, Itinerant preacherNun, Sister of CharityTheological StudentChurch, Chapel, Cemetery - Officer, ServantBarrister, SolicitorLaw StudentLaw Clerk, and others connected with the lawPhysician, Surgeon, General PractitionerDentistMedical Student, AssistantMidwifeSubordinate Medical ServiceSchoolmasterTeacher, Professor, LecturerSchool Service, and others connected with teachingAuthor, Editor, JournalistReporter, Short-hand Writer[Student]Persons engaged in Scientific PursuitsLiterary, Scientific, Institution, Service, &c.Civil EngineerMining EngineerLand, House, Ship SurveyorPainter (Artist)Engraver (Artist)SculptorArchitectMusician, Music MasterArt StudentPhotographerActorExhibitionsPerformer, Showman, Exhibition ServiceBilliard, Cricket & other Games ServiceDomestic Coachman, GroomDomestic GardenerDomestic Indoor ServantLodge, Gate, Park Keeper (not Government)Inn, Hotel ServantCollege, Club ServiceOffice Keeper (not Government)Cook (not Domestic)CharwomanWashing and Bathing ServiceHospital and Institution ServiceOthers engaged in ServiceMerchantBroker, Agent, FactorAuctioneer, Appraiser, Valuer, House AgentAccountantSalesman, Buyer (not otherwise specified)Commercial TravellerCommercial ClerkOfficer of Commercial Company, Guild, Society etc.BankerBank ServiceBill Discounter, Bill Broker, Finance AgentLife, House, Ship etc., Insurance ServiceRailway Engine Driver, StokerRailway GuardPointsman, Level Crossing ManOther Railway Officials and ServantsToll Collector, Turnpike Gate KeeperOmnibus, Coach, Cab, Owner - Livery Stable KeeperCabman, Flyman, Coachman (not Domestic)Carman, Carrier, Carter, DraymanTramway Companies' ServiceWheel Chair Proprietor, Attendant etc.Inland Navigation ServiceBargeman, Lighterman, WatermanNavigation Service (on shore)Seaman (Merchant Service)PilotShip Steward, CookBoatman on SeasHarbour, Dock, Wharf, Lighthouse ServiceWarehouseman (not Manchester)Meter, WeigherMessenger, Porter, Watchman (not Railway or Government)Telegraph, Telephone ServiceFarmer, GrazierFarmer's, Grazier's - Son, Grandson, Brother, NephewFarm BailiffAgricultural Labourer, CottagerShepherd[Farm Servant Indoor]Land Drainage Service (not in towns)Agricultural Machine - Proprietor, AttendantAgricultural StudentOthers engaged in, or connected with agricultureWoodmanNurseryman, Seedsman, FloristGardener (not domestic)Horse Proprietor, Breeder, DealerGroom, Horse-keeper, Horse-breakerVeterinary Surgeon, FarrierCattle, Sheep, Pig - Dealer, SalesmanDroverGamekeeperDog, Bird, Animal - Keeper, DealerVermin DestroyerFishermanKnacker, Catsmeat Dealer etc etc.Publisher, Bookseller, LibrarianMusic-Publisher, Seller, PrinterBookbinderPrinterNewspaper Agent, News Room KeeperOthersLithographer, Lithographic PrinterCopper Plate and Steel Plate PrinterMap and Print - Colourer, Seller[Others]Engine and Machine MakerMillwrightFitter, Turner (Engine and Machine)Boiler MakerSpinning and Weaving Machine MakerAgricultural Machine and Implement MakerDomestic Machinery - Maker, Dealer[Others]Tool Maker, DealerCutler, Scissors MakerFile MakerSaw MakerPin MakerNeedle MakerSteel Pen MakerPencil Maker (Wood)Domestic Implement Maker[Others]Watch Maker, Clock MakerPhilosophical Instrument MakerElectrical Apparatus MakerWeighing and Measuring Apparatus Maker[Others]Surgical Instrument MakerGunsmith, Gun ManufacturerOrdnance ManufacturerSword, Bayonet - Maker, CutlerOthersMusical Instrument Maker, DealerType Cutter, FounderDie, Seal, Coin, Medal MakerToy Maker, DealerFishing Rod, Tackle, Maker, DealerApparatus for Other Games, Maker, DealerBuilderCarpenter, JoinerBricklayerMasonSlater, TilerPlasterer, WhitewasherPaperhangerPlumberPainter, Glazier[Others]Cabinet MakerFrench PolisherFurniture Broker, DealerLocksmith, BellhangerGas FitterHouse and Shop Fittings - Maker, DealerFuneral Furniture Maker, UndertakerOthersWood CarverCarver, GilderDealer in Works of ArtFigure, Image - Maker, DealerAnimal, Bird etc. Preserver, NaturalistArtificial Flower Maker[Others]CoachmakerRailway Carriage, Railway Wagon, MakerWheelwrightBicycle, Tricycle - Maker, DealerOthersSaddler, Harness, Whip MakerShip, Boat, Barge BuilderShipwright, Ship Carpenter (ashore)Mast, Yard, Oar, Block MakerShip Rigger, Chandler, FitterSail MakerDye, Paint ManufactureInk, Blacking, Colour Substance ManufactureGunpowder, Guncotton, Explosive Substance ManufactureFusee, Fireworks, Explosive Article ManufactureChemist, DruggistManufacturing ChemistAlkali ManufactureDrysalter[Others]Tobacco Manufacture, TobacconistTobacco Pipe, Snuff Box etc. MakerInnkeeper, Hotel Keeper, PublicanLodging, Boarding House KeeperCoffee, Eating House, KeeperHop - Merchant, DealerMaltsterBrewerBeerseller, Ale, Porter, Cider DealerCellarmanWine, Spirit - Merchant, AgentMilkseller, DairymanCheesemonger, ButtermanButcher, Meat SalesmanProvision Curer, DealerPoulterer, Game DealerFishmongerCorn, Flour, Seed Merchant, DealerCorn MillerBakerConfectioner, PastrycookGreengrocer, FruitererMustard, Vinegar, Spice, Pickle Maker, DealerSugar RefinerGrocer. Tea, Coffee, Chocolate Maker, DealerGinger Beer, Mineral Water Manufacturer, DealerOthers Dealing in FoodWoolstaplerWoollen Cloth ManufactureWool, Woollen Goods - Dyer, PrinterWorsted, Stuff ManufactureFlannel ManufactureBlanket ManufactureFullerCloth, Worsted, Stuff, Flannel, Blanket DealerOthersSilk, Silk Goods, ManufactureSilk Dyer, PrinterRibbon ManufactureCrepe, Gauze ManufactureSilk Merchant, DealerCotton, Cotton Goods ManufactureCotton, Calico - Printer, Dyer, BleacherCotton, Calico - Warehouseman, DealerFlax, Linen - Manufacturer, DealerLace Manufacturer, DealerFustian Manufacturer, DealerTape Manufacturer, DealerThread Manufacturer, Dealer[Others]Hemp, Jute, Cocoa Fibre ManufactureRope, Twine, Cord - Maker, DealerMat Maker, SellerNet MakerCanvas, Sailcloth ManufactureSacking, Sack, Bag - Maker, DealerOthers working and Dealing in HempWeaver (undefined)Dyer, Printer, Scourer, Bleacher, Calenderer (undefined)Factory Hand (Textile) UndefinedFelt ManufactureCarpet, Rug ManufactureManchester WarehousemanDraper, Linen Draper, MercerFancy Goods (Textile) Manufacturer, Worker, DealerTrimming Maker, DealerEmbroidererOthersHatter, Hat ManufactureStraw - Hat, Bonnet, Plait ManufactureTailorMilliner, Dressmaker, StaymakerShawl ManufactureShirt Maker, SeamstressHosiery ManufactureHosier, HaberdasherGlover, Glove MakerButton Maker, DealerShoe, Boot - Maker, DealerPatten, Clog MakerWig Maker, Hair DresserUmbrella, Parasol, Stick - Maker, DealerAccoutrement MakerOld Clothes Dealer, and othersTallow Chandler, Candle, Grease ManufactureSoap Boiler, MakerGlue, Size, Gelatine, Isinglass - Maker, DealerManure ManufactureBone, Horn, Ivory, Tortoise-shell - Worker, DealerComb MakerOthersFurrier, SkinnerTanner, FellmongerCurrierLeather Goods, Portmanteau, Bag, Strap etc., Maker, DealerParchment, Vellum - Maker, DealerHair, Bristle - Worker, DealerBrush, Broom, MakerQuill, Feather - Dresser, DealerOil Miller, Oil Cake - Maker, DealerOil and ColourmanFloor Cloth, Oil Cloth ManufactureJapannerIndia Rubber, Gutta Percha - Worker, DealerWaterproof Goods - Maker, DealerOthersWillow, Cane, Rush Worker, Dealer, BasketmakerHay, Straw (not plait), Chaff, Cutter, DealerThatcherTimber, Wood - Merchant, DealerSawyerLath, Wooden Fence, Hurdle MakerWood Turner, Box MakerCooper, Hoop Maker, BenderCork, Bark - Cutter, Worker, DealerOthersPaper ManufactureEnvelope MakerStationer, Law StationerCard, Pattern Card MakerPaper StainerPaper Box, Paper Bag MakerTicket, Label WriterOthersCoal MinerIronstone MinerCopper MinerTin MinerLead MinerMiner, in other or undefined MineralsMine Service[Haulier]Coal Merchant, DealerCoal Heaver, LabourerCoke, Charcoal, Peat - Cutter, Burner, DealerGas Works ServiceStone QuarrierStone Cutter, Dresser, DealerSlate QuarrierSlate Worker, DealerLimeburnerClay, Sand, Gravel, Chalk, Labourer, DealerFossil, Coprolite Digger, DealerWell Sinker, BorerPlaster, Cement ManufactureBrick, Tile - Maker, Burner, DealerPaviourRoad Contractor, Surveyor, InspectorRoad LabourerRailway ContractorPlatelayerRailway Labourer, NavvyOthersEarthenware, China, Porcelain, ManufactureGlass ManufactureEarthenware, China, Glass DealerSalt Maker, DealerWaterworks ServiceOthersGoldsmith, Silversmith, JewellerGold, Silver, BeaterLapidaryOthers[Iron Manufacture][Steel Manufacture]BlacksmithWhitesmithNail ManufactureAnchor, Chain ManufactureIronmonger, Hardware Dealer, MerchantOther Iron and Steel ManufactureCopper, Copper Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, Dealer[Coppersmith][Tin Manufacture]Tin, Tin Plate, Tin Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, DealerZinc, Zinc Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, DealerLead, Leaden Goods - Manufacturer, Worker, DealerMetal Refiner, Worker, Turner, DealerBrass, Bronze Manufacture. BrazierMetal Burnisher, LacquererWhite Metal, Plated Ware, Manufacture, PewtererWire Maker, Worker, Weaver, DrawerBolt, Nut, Rivet, Screw, Staple MakerLamp, Lantern, Candlestick MakerClasp, Buckle, Hinge MakerFancy Chain, Gilt Toy MakerOthersGeneral Shopkeeper, DealerPawnbrokerCostermonger, Huckster, Street SellerManufacturer, Manager, Superintendant (undefined)Contractor (undefined)General LabourerEngine Driver, Stoker, Fireman (not railway, marine or agricultural)Artizan, Mechanic (undefined)Apprentice (undefined)Factory Labourer (undefined)Machinist, Machine Worker (undefined)Town Drainage ServiceChimney Sweep, Soot MerchantScavenger, Crossing SweeperRag Gatherer, DealerPersons returned by rank or status with no apparent source of incomePersons with private income from property, investments or pensionFamily relative, or Visitor etc. with no stated occupationInfant, child under 5 etcScholar, Pupil, Student (not of Law or Medicine)Occupation stated as NoneAssists another Family memberOccupation illegible, vague etc
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.
When developing a new search,
the load on the server and the time of the researcher can be saved by limiting the number of results found and displayed.
The default display limit is 100.
Limit number of results to be returned by search.
Limit number of results to be displayed.