Elderkin Distribution in the Censuses

In the 1841 census, according to the Genealogist, there are only 127 Elderkins listed. They are distributed as follows:

  • Hunts and Rutland – 54
  • London – 18
  • Northamptonshire – 18
  • Somerset – 15
  • Lincolnshire – 13
  • Bedfordshire – 5
  • Suffolk – 4

Ancestry gives 131 results for an 1841 census search. Ancestry reveals additional Elderkins in Cambridgeshire which do not appear in the Genealogist’s list.

This heat map shows the distribution of Elderkins in the 1841 Census (via The Genealogist)

In 1851 there is a slight increase to 149 individuals. The Somerset and Suffolk groups have disappeared, but the Genealogist shows new settlements in Cambridgeshire and Lancashire.

  • Northamptonshire – 58
  • Cambridgeshire – 26
  • Hunts and Rutland – 24
  • London – 17
  • Lincolnshire – 13
  • Lancashire – 6
  • Bedfordshire – 5

Jumping to the 1911 census there are 258 Elderkins with a much wider distribution, although the greatest concentration is still in Northamptonshire:

  • Northamptonshire – 54
  • Yorkshire – 26
  • London – 23
  • Hunts and Rutland – 20
  • Cambridgeshire – 20
  • Lincolnshire – 19
  • Middlesex – 18
  • Lancashire – 10
  • Nottinghamshire – 9
  • Surrey – 8
  • Monmouthshire – 7
  • Norfolk – 6
  • Glamorgan – 5
  • Staffordshire – 4
  • Bedfordshire – 4
  • Gloucestershire – 4
  • Essex – 3
  • Worcestershire – 3
  • Hampshire – 2
  • Warwickshire – 2
  • Wiltshire – 1
  • Cheshire – 1
  • Durham – 1
  • Leicestershire – 1
  • Somerset – 1

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