You are searching the 1901 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.
Census (England & Wales)
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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 1901 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, occupation, as well as other people living at the same address.
To view the original document, click the ‘Image' link and you will be taken to a scanned image of the original record. You will be able to see the record reference number which you will need should you wish to purchase original documents.
You will also be able to view details of neighbours living on the same street as the person you searched for.
It is an amazing chance to see a document handwritten over a hundred years ago.
Search 1901 Census by Reference
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 an easy of finding a specific page of the census if you are unsure of the names of the inhabitants.
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.
The 1901 census for England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday the 31st March.
The total population was declared to be 32,527,843.
Typically you'll see the names of everyone in the house at the time of the census. You'll see their ages, occupation and where they were born.
In January 1901 the reign of Queen Victoria ended when she passed away in Osborne House, her home on the Isle of Wight. You can find the Queen Mother, who was just a baby, when the census was taken. Look for Elizabeth Bowes Lyon.
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