The Compston Family History

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

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The Compston Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Compston
1841 Census5
1851 Census22
1861 Census61
1871 Census89
1881 Census124
1891 Census180
1901 Census203
1911 Census223

Most Frequent Forenames for the Compston Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
John Compston 0 1 5 5 11 14 14 15
Mary Compston 0 2 5 6 8 10 10 7
William Compston 0 0 3 4 8 12 13 12
Elizabeth Compston 0 2 3 4 8 8 8 10
Robert Compston 0 3 3 4 6 6 11 9
Sarah Compston 1 2 4 4 2 3 7 6
Jane Compston 0 2 1 3 4 2 6 5
James Compston 1 1 2 2 2 4 6 7
Margaret Compston 0 1 1 1 6 6 3 9
George Compston 0 0 4 2 3 8 6 4
Samuel Compston 0 0 1 3 5 5 5 9
Thomas Compston 1 1 1 2 4 2 2 5
Richard Compston 0 1 1 2 3 2 3 6
Alice Compston 0 0 1 2 2 4 4 4
Charles Compston 1 0 2 3 3 4 1 2
Edward Compston 0 1 1 1 3 1 6 1
Ann Compston 0 0 3 2 4 4 3 4
Frank Compston 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 3
Ellen Compston 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 3
Hannah Compston 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 3

Your Family History Search

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


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