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About the study
The aim of the PICKWICK one-name study is to collect family history data and share data with others researching this name.
The study was started in 2008.
The aims are to:-
- Collect available data about all holders of the name PICKWICK, past and present
- Identify family trees
- Make the data available to genealogists and family historians researching their PICKWICK ancestors
- Exchange data with other researchers of the name who are willing to share data
- Analyse the data in order to prove my theory that all those with the name PICKWICK are descendants of an orphan baptised Moses PICKWICK in 1695 in Corsham, Wiltshire, England.
Historical occurrences of the name
The name is uncommon.
ONS statistics for 2002 show that at that time there were only 115 people living in England and Wales with the name.
Distribution of the name
In the England and Wales censuses Pickwicks were found in the following counties:-
1841 census Wiltshire, Somerset and Oxfordshire
1851 census Wiltshire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and London
1861 census Wiltshire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and London
1871 census Wiltshire, Somerset, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, London, Glamorganshire & Hampshire
1891 census Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, London, Glamorganshire & Monmouthshire
1901 census Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire, London, Glamorganshire & Lancashire, Essex & Middlesex
In the U.S. 1880 census Pickwicks were found in:
- New York - 5 families
Massachusetts - 5 families
Connecticut - 1 family
Data held includes:-
- 1841-1901 census for England & Wales
- Transcriptions of some parish records in Wiltshire & Somerset
- Some BMD index records
- Odd pieces of data relating to anybody with the name
Some of my data is available on my Pickwick website
Enquiries are welcome - contact details below.