The Meggitt Family History

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

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The Meggitt Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Meggitt
1841 Census6
1851 Census55
1861 Census119
1871 Census154
1881 Census265
1891 Census236
1901 Census321
1911 Census385

Most Frequent Forenames for the Meggitt Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
John Meggitt 2 5 10 16 23 14 20 18
George Meggitt 0 6 8 8 18 13 17 18
Mary Meggitt 1 6 8 13 20 10 11 12
William Meggitt 0 2 7 9 13 14 17 15
Elizabeth Meggitt 1 2 5 7 12 9 9 8
Sarah Meggitt 0 1 4 8 11 7 7 9
Annie Meggitt 0 0 3 5 7 6 8 7
Henry Meggitt 0 1 7 7 7 2 4 6
Harry Meggitt 0 0 0 0 7 4 9 8
Thomas Meggitt 0 3 2 4 5 5 5 6
Samuel Meggitt 0 1 2 4 6 4 6 7
Robert Meggitt 0 0 4 3 5 2 7 4
Charles Meggitt 0 1 4 3 7 3 7 5
Arthur Meggitt 0 0 1 1 6 5 10 4
Alice Meggitt 0 0 0 1 4 4 9 7
James Meggitt 0 1 2 2 3 4 3 3
Ann Meggitt 0 3 4 3 5 1 3 2
Frederick Meggitt 0 0 2 3 1 5 3 5
Ethel Meggitt 0 0 0 0 4 2 7 7
Joseph Meggitt 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 6

Your Family History Search

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Etymology and History of the Surname: Meggitt

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