Norfolk: Lookups in One Name Studies
The people below have collected information about surnames that is
far more extensive than their own familes, and they are happy to share
their information. The resources offered here relate to Norfolk.
See also the Guild of One Name Studies.
For lookups in censuses, directories and parish records, see the
Norfolk Lookup Exchange.
Composing your Query
Please send one query per email message, say which surname and
which resource that your query refers to, and say that you found the
volunteer's name on the Genuki Norfolk One Name Surname Studies Page.
Remember that you may not get an immediate reply, as people may be on
holiday, have family commitments, etc.
Queries should not require extensive research, and the volunteers will
judge how much work is needed to answer each one. They may reply that
they cannot help, and that you need to employ a researcher. It is a
private matter between you and the volunteer if you decide to employ
him or her.
Sending your Thanks
The volunteers appreciate it if you acknowledge receipt of the information
that they send to you. Whether your request was for a simple lookup, or
for something more extensive, please remember to thank them.
Joining the Volunteers
More people are always welcome to join the volunteers.
If you have collected all occurrences of a surname from a parish register,
or the GRO indexes, or a census, or indexes of wills, etc, and are happy
to share this research, please contact me. Remember that your resources
must include Norfolk.
For examples, please see the list below.
- Spelling variations included, if any
- Years covered
- Your name and email address.
- Address of the web page, if the information is online.
Copyright © Pat Newby
Lookups in One Name Surname Studies
- COXALL and RAWLIN(G)
- Audrey has a database for the surnames COXALL and RAWLIN(G) and
all their variations for the King's Lynn parish. It includes St
Margaret's Church and the chapel of St. Nicholas. A lot of this
is on FreeREG but not all. She has also attempted to put the data
into a chart format to identify families. She also has the COXALL
entries for St James workhouse.
- GUYTON and variants including GAYTON, GEYTON, GITON, GITTON, GUITON
Historically the Guyton/Gyton name was concentrated in Norfolk and
the north-east corner of Suffolk but the one-name study covers the
name throughout the world. The study is registered with the Guild of
One Name Studies and covers all periods and sources of information
nationally and internationally.
David F Guyton
- Extensive data from many sources, including censuses for
1841-1901, parish registers and other records, GRO indexes
(births, marriages and deaths), wills, administrations,
hearth taxes, etc. About 6000 records of HERRINGs in
- GRO indexes (marriages 1861-1877, deaths 1869-1890) for all of
England and Wales.
- Extracts for baptism, marriage and burials from parish registers,
ATs, GRO indexes (births, marriages and deaths) - all Norfolk
entries 1837-1900 at the moment. Various extracted details from
other sources, approx 10,000 entries relating to those in Norfolk
and their descendents who migrated around the world.
- Parish registers, GRO indexes and censuses.
- GRO indexes (births, marriages and deaths), 1837-1899, covering
all of England except Yorkshire, Northumberland and Durham.
- See COXALL.
- Robert Sterry is doing a worldwide One-Name Study, which includes
the name in Norfolk. His web site
includes extracts from parish registers, Bishops' Transcripts,
the GRO indexes and the IGI.
- The Turner Family of Mulbarton and Great Yarmouth, 1547-1906.
[Privately printed book, 1907].