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About the study
The Variants of the name Quickfall are Quixall, Whickfall & Quicksall ( this last name not yet proven)The name Quickfall & Whickfall appears in the North Lincolnshire Wolds area of Lincolnshire
Quixall & Quicksall appears in the Sheffield area of Yorkshire
History of the name
Quickfall Town in Ontario Canada , once the farm of the Quickfall family that migrated in 1833.
From the book 'North West Passage, Parrys second Voyage' page 269 year 1825 . Captain Quickfall sailing in his Whaling ship 'James ' was the first ship to find and enter the North West Passage.
Robert Grantham Quickfall wrote 'Western Life and how I became a Bronco Buster'
Spirit of the West newspaper dated 3 April 1912 page 12 'Mosquito Bill alias Robert Grantham Quickfall & his horse Mustang Jack crossed the continent of North America.
in the 1881 Census for England there were 97 Quickfalls in Lincolnshire, 33 in Yorkshire, 11 in Hampshire & 8 in Durham & Northumberland. All these families have been traced back to Lincolnshire. There were no Quicksalls recorded.
Recorded Quickfall baptisms in England from 1837 to 2004 was 1293 with 28 Quickfall Christian names
In the 1881 Census of Canada there were 15 Quickfalls in total , 11 in Manitoba & 4 in Ontario
Distribution of the name
The first recorded Quickfall baptised in England was 26 April 1542 at Brocklesby Lincolnshire , daughter of John & Agnes Quickfall.
Migration to Canada occurred in 1833 , to New Zealand in 1875, some of these later arrived in Australia. One Quickfall soldier in the Boer War stayed to start the Quickfall line in South Africa
Recorded all Civil Registration BMDs for England from 1837 to 2010.
All census records for 1841 to 1911
most probate records and Soldiers records