The Highfield Family History

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

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The Highfield Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Highfield
1841 Census13
1851 Census154
1861 Census270
1871 Census458
1881 Census711
1891 Census782
1901 Census964
1911 Census1165

Most Frequent Forenames for the Highfield Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Highfield 0 18 23 39 53 58 64 79
John Highfield 4 15 21 37 50 54 51 50
Mary Highfield 1 7 15 31 41 44 48 52
George Highfield 2 13 21 26 37 37 47 48
Elizabeth Highfield 1 9 11 27 35 27 36 39
Sarah Highfield 0 11 14 16 24 29 34 32
Thomas Highfield 0 3 10 17 19 21 19 24
James Highfield 0 4 9 16 25 22 25 27
Charles Highfield 1 6 14 10 16 25 19 22
Alice Highfield 0 2 7 14 20 19 20 25
Annie Highfield 0 0 2 4 17 20 24 28
Joseph Highfield 0 2 6 7 16 14 19 20
Henry Highfield 0 5 7 8 19 12 16 18
Alfred Highfield 0 2 7 5 16 17 18 24
Ann Highfield 0 7 7 13 12 13 6 7
Ellen Highfield 0 2 5 5 13 15 15 17
Frederick Highfield 0 1 5 7 7 13 15 14
Arthur Highfield 0 0 0 1 11 17 15 20
Emily Highfield 0 2 4 7 8 13 12 11
Edward Highfield 1 3 5 6 7 11 8 12

Your Family History Search

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

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Possible Pitfalls in Using the Census
Many people don't realise that the census page images we see are actually transcripts of the household census forms, the details were copied into the books by the enumerators.

 

Case Study: Lawrence Oates
Lawrence Edward Grace Oates saw military service during the Second Boer War, as an officer in the dragoons. He can be found the the 1900 Army List.

 

The Homeland Handbooks: Newquay
Published in 1930, this is a guidebook to Newquay in Cornwall - the references to individuals are in the many advertisements for hotels, etc.

 

A Short History of Parish Records
As we have seen, both Civil Registration and Census Returns run out when you get back to c.1840, and rarely provide information relevant before 1800. At this stage you need to turn to Parish Records.