International Genealogical Index
This is a collection of baptisms
and marriage entries from parish registers collected by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Its
coverage over the English counties is varied with some
listed baptisms of some counties as low as 10%. It is considered
to be a useful starting point for research but the golden
rule applicable to any entry is to check the original document
(or copy of same) to check it for other details not shown on
the IGI. These could be locations of families, mothers' maiden
names and occupations of the head of family.
Note: Although the IGI does not cover
all parishes, the data below is a broad indication of the spread
of the surname. It matches that of the GRO indexes and the telephone
directory entries in 1984 thus demonstrating that the family has
not spread out very much in the last 160 years.
- Lancashire - 491 entries
- Yorkshire - 324 entries
- Derbyshire - 271 entries
- Cheshire - 137 entries
- London - 62 entries
- Westmorland - 57 entries
- Other counties less than 40
Total entries for England = 1465;
Wales = 9; Scotland = 2; Ireland = 22.
The index is now on-line
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