You are searching the 1841 Census records
- Do not worry if you do not have a lot of information. You only need a surname to search and get results.
- You can search for an exact match, a similar match or a name that starts with a specific letters (e.g. Ja) by selecting the option from the drop down box.
- When searching for a place you can add up to five names. You don’t need to separate them with a comma.
- Add up to five names of any siblings or the parents to get more accurate matches.
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Enter a name to search millions of historical records.
This table shows all the names that match your search in the 1841 Census Records.
To view a match click the ‘View’ button. This will take you to the transcribed details taken from the original image where you can see more valuable information such as marital status, address and occupation.
To view the original document, click the ‘Image’ link and you will be taken to a scanned image of the original record. It's an amazing chance to see a document handwritten in the 19th century.
You can amend the search using the box on the left hand side of the page.
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Enter references to search millions of historical records.
You can search for a census using the unique reference numbers. No other details are required, but each field is mandatory. This is a good way of finding a specific census page and you'll be able to see every person that is on it. You can scroll through the census pages using the previous and next buttons in the top right hand corner of the image.
Piece - this is the collection of books filled in by the census enumerator. They will cover a particular district.
Folio - this is the number that was stamped on each individual sheet of the enumerator’s books. If the person stamping the folio number lost concentration then they may have missed a page or stamped the same number twice on two consecutive pages.
Page number - this is the page number of the enumerator’s book.
There was a census taken every ten years between 1801 and 1831, although only a few parts of them remain. These were only a head count
and no personal information was actually recorded. It was only in 1841 that personal information was included in the census. The 1841
census was taken on Sunday the 6th June 1841 and the total population was recorded as 15,914,000.
In the 1841 census ages were rounded down so anyone aged between 15 and 19 would be recorded as 15, 20 – 24 were recorded as 20, 25 – 29 were recorded as 25 and so on. Please bear this in mind when the year of birth for a match with your relative doesn't quite match up with the age you thought they were.
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