Migration of the famly around England using census data

 

We have searched the census from 1841 until 1911. We are sure that some individuals will have been missed on each census due to the huge variations in the interpretations of the name when the census is transcribed.

The census data below shows the number of family members per county at each census. You can clearly see the gradual migration from Hampshire in 1841 to Middlesex and London and also into Surrey and Essex as well as the increasing population of family members.

County 1841 census   County 1851 census   County 1861 census
Hampshire 121 Hampshire 168 Hampshire 176
Kent 12 Middlesex 21 Middlesex 27
Middlesex 6 Kent 10 Surrey 12
Surrey 4 Sussex 7 Kent 11
Sussex 1 Staffordshire 4 on board ship 3
Somerset 1 Surrey 2 Staffordshire 2
Northamptonshire 1
Total number of people 145 Total number of people 212   Total number of people 232
 

 

County 1871 census   County 1881 census   County 1891 census
Hampshire 179 Hampshire 227 Hampshire 223
London 32 Surrey 29 London 63
Kent 13 London 21 Essex 13
Middlesex 6 Middlesex 10 Surrey 11
Sussex 6 Sussex 8 Sussex 10
Yorkshire 4 Kent 7 Kent 8
Berkshire 2 Bucks 6 Derbyshire 3
Buckinghamshire 2 Lincolnshire 4 Wales 3
Durham 2 on ship 3 Wiltshire 3
on ship 2 Staffordshire 2 Dorset 2
Staffordshire 2 Wiltshire 2 Devon 1
Devon 1 Oxfordshire 1 Gloucestershire 1
Middlesex 1
Suffolk 1
Total number of people 251   Total number of people 320   Total number of people 343
 

 

County 1901 census   County 1911 census  
Hampshire 245 Hampshire 232
London 95 London 104
Surrey 19 Essex 25
Sussex 18 Surrey 23
Middlesex 16 Sussex 18
Kent 12 Middlesex 17
Essex 6 Kent 11
Dorset 5 Dorset 8
Staffordshire 2 Military or on ship 5
Suffolk 2 Devonshire 4
Lincolnshire 1 Herefordshire 3
Oxfordshire 3
Guernsey 1
Lancashire 1
Lincolnshire 1
Monmouthshire 1
Staffordshire 1
Wiltshire 1
Yorkshire 1
Total number of people 421   Total number of people 460


Which were the most popular towns or villages for the family between 1841 and 1911?

Using the same census data we have shown the ten most popular areas with family members at each census. In all censuses the Hampshire villages of Alverstoke, Droxford and Bishops Waltham are always among the most populated places. 

Most popular location in 1841 Number of People   Most popular locations in 1851 Number of People
Winchester St Mary Kalendar, Hampshire 15 Alverstoke, Hampshire 27
Droxford, Hampshire 14 Droxford, Hampshire 20
Alverstoke, Hampshire 11 Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 18
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 11 West Tisted, Hampshire 12
New Alresford, Hampshire 10 Portsea, Hampshire 12
East Meon, Hampshire 9 East Meon, Hampshire 10
Bramdean, Hampshire 8 Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 10
Sundridge, Kent 8 Cheriton, Hampshire 9
Cheriton, Hampshire 7 Chevening, Kent 7
Portsea Town, Hampshire 5 Paddington, Middlesex 7
St Mary extra, Southampton, Hampshire 5 Winchester St Maurice, Hampshire 7
Winchester St Michael, Hampshire 5
 

 

Most popular locations in 1861 Number of People Most popular locations in 1871 Number of People
Portsea, Hampshire 24 Droxford, Hampshire 26
Alverstoke, Hampshire 21 Alverstoke, Hampshire 25
Droxford, Hampshire 21 Portsea, Hampshire 16
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 18 Ashton, Hampshire 14
West Tisted, Hampshire 16 South Stoneham, Hampshire 11
Paddington, Middlesex 15 Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 10
Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 9 Bramdean, Hampshire 9
South Stoneham, Hampshire 9 East Meon, Hampshire 8
West Meon, Hampshire 7 Millbrook, Hampshire 8
East Meon, Hampshire 6 Kensington, London 8
Kilmeston, Hampshire 6
Winnall, Hampshire 6
 

 

Most popular locations in 1881 Number of People Most popular locations in 1891 Number of People
Alverstoke, Hampshire 37 Alverstoke, Hampshire 27
Droxford, Hampshire 32 Portsea, Hampshire 26
Portsea, Hampshire 20 Droxford, Hampshire 21
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 15 East Meon, Hampshire 19
East Meon, Hampshire 14 Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 18
South Stoneham, Hampshire 10 Paddington, London 14
Millbrook, Hampshire 10 Froxfield, Hampshire 13
West Tisted, Hampshire 10 West Tisted, Hampshire 12
Camberwell, Surrey 10 Walthamstow, Essex 10
Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 8 New Alresford, Hampshire 8
West Meon, Hampshire 8 Bermondsey, London 8
Rotherhithe, Surrey 8 Swanmore, Hampshire 8
Tottenham, Middlesex 8
Winchester, Hampshire 8
 

 

 
Most popular locations in 1901 Number of People   Most popular locations in 1911 Number of People
Portsmouth, Hampshire 38 Droxford, Hampshire 62
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire 25 Portsmouth, Hampshire 39
Alverstoke, Hampshire 22 Alverstoke, Hampshire 25
Swanmore, Hampshire 20 Southampton, Hampshire 23
East Meon, Hampshire 17 Petersfield, Hampshire 21
St Pancras, London 15 Wandsworth, London 18
Shedfield, Hampshire 13 West Ham, Essex 18
St Marylebone, London 12 Lambeth, London 17
Lambeth, London 12 Woolwich, London 15
Froxfield, Hampshire 11 Alresford, Hampshire 14