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About the study
From the index of the 1881 census produced by the Church of Latter Day Saints, there were only 440 BOGG/BOGs recorded in that census throughout the whole of England, Wales and Scotland.
According to the ONS database there were 586 BOGGs, 11 BOGs and 93 BOGGS as of September 2002. This total (of 690) gives a frequency of 1 in 81,014 or 0.00123% of the population in 2002.
Distribution of the name
All the registered births, marriages and deaths for the BOGG and variants surnames have been extracted from the General Register Offices indexes for England and Wales (since 1837). It is hoped one day to upload these details onto Guild web site.
Other details that have also been extracted and indexed includes the International Genealogical Index (IGI), other census returns, parish registers, burial records, wills and grants of probate since 1858 in England and Wales. Pedigrees have been submitted and compiled from information provided by other BOGG researchers throughout the world, some of which have been connected to my own family tree but there are many that have not (so far!).