Distribution of Lovelocks

The following tables, maps and charts show the distribution of Lovelocks/Lovelucks from the census returns for 1841 to 1901, together with some pointers towards further information concerning the distribution of Lovelocks. 

Raw Data

This table illustrates the number of Lovelock entries by county for the censuses from 1841 to 1911, according to census place (for the 1881 census, figures are also available by place of birth, but these are not included in the table). English and Welsh counties are grouped separately. The data for all except the 1881 census was derived from figures provided by Graham Lovelock, with the addition of data for LovelUcks for the 1901 census. The totals for England and the grand totals for England and Wales are also displayed, together with the percentage increase of these numbers for each year over the preceding year. Most of the raw data (except for 1881) was obtained from the Ancestry Web site, and comparison with other sources for some counties shows that the figures are not completely accurate. Nevertheless, they should be adequate to show the relative numbers for different counties, and the trend over the years.

For the 1901 census, there are two additional tables, provided by Graham Lovelock, showing the distribution of males and femailes:


The data is also presented in the form of a sequence of maps of the distribution of Lovelocks (best viewed in full screen mode!) according to Census County for the 1841, 1881 and 1901 censuses only. The three-letter abbreviations shown on this map are the well-known Chapman County Codes.

Note: These maps were derived from that prepared by Riley Williams (rhw@memalpha.cx) and displayed on the GENUKI Web pages. It is used here with permission from Riley Williams. Here is the copyright notice which accompanies the original version.

There are a number of tools available on the Web for producing maps showing the distribution of a particular surname in different censuses. The results are presented in various formats which prevents a direct comparison with the maps above. These include the following.

  1. A tool which automatically produces such maps for the 1881 census only. Using this tool, I produced the following maps:
  2. Web site which displays results from a project at UCL on surname distributions, and which provides data for 1881 and 1998. The latter is presumably based on electoral rolls, and therefore will exclude people under 18 years of age, as well as those who don't register. The analysis of the data also includes ethnicity indications based on forenames (? 0.1 % of Lovelocks have Indian forenames!) and more information about geographical distribution, including countries other than the UK, in particular AUS & NZ.

  3. The distribution of Lovelock families at the 1891 census is available on the Ancestry Web site.  The total number of Lovelocks in the 1891 census was 1452 (figure courtesy of Graham Lovelock), only slightly higher than the figure of 1391 for 1881 (see above).


The first chart compares the distribution by county for the 1841 to 1901 censuses for English counties, whereas the second chart presents the distribution for Welsh counties.
Finally, courtesy of Graham Lovelock, there is a chart showing the age distribution for male and female Lovelocks from the 1901 UK census (blue for boys and pink for girls, of course!).