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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
A 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.
- A tool which
automatically produces such maps for the 1881 census only.
Using this tool, I produced the following maps:
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
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!).