1841 CENSUS STATISTICS

It has been possible to gather the following statistics on the people of Northampton
from the 1841 Census returns.

TOP BOYS NAMES,
(% IS AGAINST THE TOTAL POPULATION IN NORTHAMPTON - 21,160)
(ALL NAMES INCLUDE VARIANTS e.g. Frederick - Fredrick)

FORENAME NUMBER %
WILLIAM 1907 9.01
JOHN 1672 7.9
THOMAS 1157 5.47
GEORGE 893 4.22
JAMES 719 3.4
JOSEPH 527 2.49
CHARLES 502 2.37
HENRY 414 1.96
SAMUEL 372 1.76
EDWARD 263 1.24
ROBERT 251 1.19
RICHARD 248 1.17
FREDERICK 161 0.76
DANIEL 89 0.42
ALFRED 85 0.4
BENJAMIN 85 0.4
DAVID 78 0.37
FRANCIS 70 0.33
STEPHEN 54 0.26

 

TOP GIRLS NAMES

FORENAME NUMBER %
ELIZ / ELIZA / ELIZABETH 2105 9.95
MARY (ANN) 1811 8.56
SARAH 1184 5.6
ANN(E) 1160 5.48
JANE 407 1.92
HANNAH 293 1.38
CHARLOTTE 281 1.33
MARTHA 278 1.31
HARRIETT 234 1.11
EMMA 214 1.01
CAROLINE 210 0.99
MARIA 185 0.87
CATHERINE 172 0.81
SUSANNAH 145 0.69
LUCY 121 0.57
FRANCES 120 0.57
REBECCA 120 0.57
SOPHIA 119 0.56
LOUISE / LOUISA 97 0.46
FANNY 75 0.35
MATILDA 73 0.34
SUSAN 71 0.34
ESTHER 69 0.33

 

NUMBER OF PEOPLE BORN IN COUNTY - 16,335 77.2%
NUMBER OF PEOPLE NOT BORN IN COUNTY - 4,781 22.6%
?, NOT KNOWNS, BLANKS - 40
NUMBER OF PEOPLE BORN IN SCOTLAND - 128 0.6%
NUMBER OF PEOPLE BORN IN IRELAND - 181 0.8%
NUMBER OF PEOPLE BORN IN FOREIGN PARTS - 51 0.2%
1 PERSON BORN IN AFRICA

 

TOP 30 SURNAMES
SURNAME COUNT %
SMITH 583 2.76
WRIGHT 232 1.1
JOHNSON 178 0.84
WALKER 133 0.63
ROBINSON 131 0.62
CLARK(E) 128 0.6
BROWN 115 0.54
ADAMS 112 0.53
DUNKLEY 107 0.51
ROBERTS 107 0.51
WARD 100 0.47
ALLEN 99 0.47
GREEN 93 0.44
LAW 92 0.43
COX 89 0.42
HARRIS 89 0.42
HALL 86 0.41
COOPER 84 0.4
WARREN 80 0.38
WHITE 80 0.38
WIL(L)SON 78 0.37
PERKINS 73 0.34
DAVI(E)S 72 0.34
THOMPSON 69 0.33
COLLINS 68 0.32
PENN 68 0.32
ELLIOTT 66 0.31
COLES 65 0.31
MARRIOTT 65 0.31
TAYLOR 65 0.31

 

Occupations listed below in alphabetical order. Not every occupation is
listed, just the main ones. Shoemaking was by far the most important trade
in the town.

OCCUPATION / PROFESSION COUNT %
AGRICULTURAL LABOURER 139 0.66
BAKER 91 0.43
BASKETMAKER 28 0.13
BEERSELLER 8 0.04
BLACKSMITH 24 0.11
BOOT BLOCKER 31 0.15
BOOT CLOSER 117 0.55
BOOTMAKER 72 0.34
BRICKLAYER 65 0.31
BRICKMAKER 26 0.12
BUILDER 24 0.11
BUTCHER 100 0.47
CABINETMAKER 40 0.19
CARPENTER 191 0.9
CARRIER 12 0.06
CHARWOMAN / WASHERWOMAN 64 0.3
CHEMIST / DRUGGIST 25 0.12
CLERK 23 0.11
CLICKER (SHOE) 76 0.36
CLOCKMAKER 10 0.05
CLOSER (SHOE) 117 0.55
COAL DEALER 24 0.11
COOPER 20 0.09
CORDWAINER 86 0.41
CURRIER 96 0.45
DRAPER 58 0.27
DRESSMAKER 182 0.86
FARMER 16 0.08
FEMALE SERVANT 866 4.09
FOUNDRYMAN 35 0.17
GARDENER 137 0.65
GROCER 80 0.38
GROOM 25 0.12
HAIRDRESSER 33 0.16
HAWKER 59 0.28
INDEPENDENT 476 2.25
INNKEEPER 18 0.09
IRONMONGER 24 0.11
LABOURER 451 2.13
LACEMAKER 183 0.86
LAUNDRESS 49 0.23
MALE SERVANT 165 0.78
MILLINER 51 0.24
NURSE 41 0.19
PAINTER 28 0.13
PLASTERER 42 0.2
PLUMBER 37 0.17
PORTER 24 0.11
PRINTER 28 0.13
PUBLICAN / VICTUALLER 46 0.22
SAWYER 35 0.17
SERVANT 20 0.09
SHOEBINDER 166 0.78
SHOELINER 22 0.1
SHOEMAKER 1972 9.32
SHOPKEEPER 48 0.23
STONEMASON 94 0.44
SURGEON 18 0.09
TAILOR 234 1.11
UPHOLSTERER 24 0.11
WHEELWRIGHT 43 0.2
WHITESMITH 9 0.04

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