The Windley Family History

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

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The Windley Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Windley
1841 Census9
1851 Census51
1861 Census90
1871 Census136
1881 Census221
1891 Census277
1901 Census350
1911 Census430

Most Frequent Forenames for the Windley Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Windley 0 4 6 8 18 14 19 24
John Windley 0 5 3 9 11 10 21 18
Mary Windley 1 9 8 6 5 17 10 13
Thomas Windley 0 3 1 8 10 13 12 13
Sarah Windley 1 4 4 9 12 12 10 8
Florence Windley 0 0 0 0 3 6 10 9
Henry Windley 0 2 3 6 6 8 4 6
Edward Windley 0 1 1 3 3 5 6 8
Alice Windley 0 0 2 2 5 9 7 8
Elizabeth Windley 1 0 2 4 4 8 7 9
George Windley 0 1 2 2 4 7 7 10
Frederick Windley 0 0 3 4 4 3 8 8
Charles Windley 0 0 1 2 3 8 5 8
Samuel Windley 0 0 2 3 3 5 4 7
Arthur Windley 0 0 1 2 4 3 4 5
Alfred Windley 0 1 1 4 1 3 7 9
Albert Windley 0 0 0 2 6 3 5 5
Annie Windley 0 0 0 0 4 5 8 9
Stephen Windley 0 1 4 3 4 3 4 2
James Windley 0 3 3 1 3 1 7 3

Your Family History Search

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

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