The Compton Family History

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

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The Compton Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Compton
1841 Census73
1851 Census546
1861 Census1057
1871 Census1516
1881 Census2098
1891 Census2616
1901 Census3265
1911 Census3868

Most Frequent Forenames for the Compton Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Compton 10 49 76 110 145 175 191 202
Mary Compton 6 35 61 80 116 129 119 123
John Compton 6 31 57 71 93 103 123 137
George Compton 2 31 52 76 94 104 118 131
Elizabeth Compton 5 24 46 72 70 91 87 68
Charles Compton 2 17 43 56 59 79 92 109
Thomas Compton 3 21 52 55 60 68 88 91
Sarah Compton 5 30 39 49 65 80 81 71
James Compton 3 19 28 44 58 69 79 82
Henry Compton 2 9 30 40 43 75 62 60
Annie Compton 0 0 4 17 58 53 87 78
Alice Compton 0 5 6 21 45 63 63 67
Frederick Compton 0 4 18 35 41 43 43 51
Edward Compton 0 11 23 34 48 44 46 55
Ellen Compton 0 6 22 30 41 58 46 54
Alfred Compton 0 10 16 26 30 48 50 58
Emily Compton 1 9 13 29 38 44 52 61
Albert Compton 0 3 11 14 23 36 39 66
Emma Compton 2 12 20 28 44 30 35 31
Jane Compton 4 13 25 29 29 34 38 26

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Compton 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: Compton

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