Category Archives: England

Irish Famine Emigrants to New York 1846-1951

The famine in Ireland between the late 1840s and early 1850s is well documented in countless publications so there is no need to discuss it on this blog. Hundreds of thousands of people emigrated to the United States during those … Continue reading

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Census of England and Wales 1911

As Ireland was a part of the British Empire in 1911 this means that a census was also carried out in England, Scotland and Wales on April 2nd. Currently, the census for Scotland will not be released until 2011, 100 … Continue reading

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Census of England, Scotland and Wales 1841

The 1841 census was the first to be carried out after the 1836 General Registration Act and as a result it was carried out by the Registrar General. It became a more complete census than those that had gone before … Continue reading

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Buggy: Always the butt of jokes

I was reading a random book on Italian surnames when I was startled to come across a passage that outlines a saying which was prevalent in England and pokes fun at the Bugg and, by extension, Buggy names. But having … Continue reading

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Names from England Map 1086-1280

I have created a map of England which shows some of the earliest documented examples of Buggy and similar names. The line drawn across the country shows the extent of Viking settlements. These settlements were located in the counties north … Continue reading

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