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About the study


This Society was founded in 1980 by a number of people interested in the family history of the Killicks. They had made contact through an index of names being researched that was maintained at the London based Society of Genealogists. 

Since then the members have pooled information, the Honorary Secretary acting as a clearing-house. New data is circulated to members in May and November each year in a newsletter with attached supplemental information.

Indexes are compiled as an aid to research, and some summarised material was published during the 1980’s, with copies lodged at the Society of Genealogists Library in London.

The Hon. Sec. maintains membership of the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS).

Membership of the Society is open to anyone interested in the family history of the Killick families.

The Killick’ Newsletter

Newsletters are published in May and November each year and distributed by email.

On-Line data

On-line data is available in the ‘Guild Archive’ on the GOONS Web-Site at

There can be found links to Killick Births, Marriages, Deaths, Probates and some Census information.

A Killick Society Web-Site was operational until 2013. However, was been closed as the cost of maintaining it was too high for the comparatively small membership.

Family history enquiries about the Society or Killick or related names are welcomed.


Information held by the Killick Society continues to grow and includes:

Civil Registration of Births Marriages & Deaths in England & Wales

Civil Registration of Births Marriages & Deaths in Australia & New Zealand

Parish Registers

The Killick Society has extracted details of many Killicks found in Parish Registers, particularly in the Killick ‘heartlands’ of Surrey, Sussex, Kent, London, together with some other relevant counties.

Censuses in the UK and USA

Wills, Probate and Administrations

Early Killick Records

Thanks to research by members a considerable amount of information has been obtained about Killick families in the South East Surrey area during the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries. This work is ongoing with the hope of linking the families to family trees that extend to the present day.

Miscellaneous Items

Record are maintained of any reference to the word/name Killick, past or present, from a will in the early 15th Century to those mentioned in current newspapers.

Family Trees

Several large family trees have been charted, as have many other smaller trees that have not been linked to larger trees. These range from single families to others stretching over several generations. As of 2014 over 180 separate Killick, etc., Family Trees have been researched. Some interlinking of trees has been made, but over 150 separate trees still remain. Without doubt many of these will have common roots, it is just a case of finding and proving them!