The Lightowler Family History

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

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The Lightowler Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Lightowler
1841 Census14
1851 Census98
1861 Census156
1871 Census220
1881 Census474
1891 Census371
1901 Census631
1911 Census1017

Most Frequent Forenames for the Lightowler Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
Mary Lightowler 2 10 5 17 39 28 37 61
John Lightowler 0 6 9 13 26 18 23 37
Sarah Lightowler 1 3 8 11 23 11 25 32
William Lightowler 1 5 10 9 15 11 17 25
George Lightowler 0 1 7 12 9 10 17 32
Joseph Lightowler 0 5 8 10 17 9 11 17
James Lightowler 0 5 5 7 9 6 18 18
Annie Lightowler 0 0 1 4 14 8 19 25
Elizabeth Lightowler 2 2 4 4 7 8 12 22
Alfred Lightowler 0 2 3 5 9 9 13 17
Hannah Lightowler 0 3 2 4 10 12 5 13
Thomas Lightowler 0 2 5 4 9 8 6 13
Arthur Lightowler 0 0 1 2 7 5 12 17
Martha Lightowler 0 5 1 4 6 5 7 13
Fred Lightowler 0 0 0 2 7 2 12 22
Herbert Lightowler 0 0 1 0 3 9 12 18
Emma Lightowler 1 1 4 4 12 6 8 9
Emily Lightowler 0 0 2 3 8 2 7 9
Ann Lightowler 1 0 4 6 8 4 5 9
Alice Lightowler 0 4 3 5 10 1 8 11

Your Family History Search

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

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Anatomy of the Census Page
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Naval Service
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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.