The Compson Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Compson family.

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The Compson Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Compson
1841 Census6
1851 Census38
1861 Census57
1871 Census93
1881 Census145
1891 Census124
1901 Census177
1911 Census242

Most Frequent Forenames for the Compson Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Compson 0 2 5 10 9 7 6 5
George Compson 0 2 3 3 5 5 9 13
Elizabeth Compson 1 2 3 6 3 3 13 12
Thomas Compson 0 2 1 4 6 5 5 10
William Compson 1 0 1 3 7 3 8 8
John Compson 0 4 3 5 7 6 5 4
Sarah Compson 0 3 2 3 7 6 5 3
Joseph Compson 0 1 2 4 5 4 5 6
James Compson 1 1 1 3 7 1 2 6
Henry Compson 0 1 3 0 6 4 0 4
Edward Compson 1 1 0 2 4 4 4 1
Albert Compson 0 0 0 2 4 2 6 6
Florence Compson 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 8
Jane Compson 0 2 2 0 1 2 3 7
Alfred Compson 0 1 1 3 2 1 3 5
Ellen Compson 0 2 0 1 2 4 4 5
Annie Compson 0 0 1 0 3 3 4 5
Charles Compson 0 0 1 1 2 3 2 3
Arthur Compson 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 6
Ann Compson 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 1

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Compson family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...


Etymology and History of the Surname: Compson

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Fleet Registers
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