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About the study
Distribution of the name
From the earliest records onwards the SIVERS name was found mainly on the Eastern side of the country from Northamptonshire, Rutland , Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire up to Yorkshire and County Durham.
In the C18 there were watermen SIVERS along the banks of the Thames in Middlesex and London, and in the C19 a branch of the Sussex SIVIER family gradually changed its name to SIVERS. Over the centuries the number of SIVERS in England has diminished.
On the 1881 census there were 88 SIVERS and 11 SIVER entries in England, Scotland and Wales. The largest number were found in Middlesex (27) followed by Northamptonshire (19) and County Durham and Yorkshire (11 each).
In 1901 these numbers have fallen to 59 SIVERS and 4 SIVER entries. This cannot be taken as an accurate figure, as I found several known SIVERS/SIVER have been mistranscribed.
All Births, Marriages and Deaths from the 1837-2004 civil registration indexes have been collected. I also have a large collection of Parish Register data from the 1500s onwards.
Census entries are being collected from 1841,51 and 61. The SIVERS/SIVER entries from the 1871,81,91 and 1901 census are complete.
I have collected many wills and also have a large probate index, apprentice, directory and service records.
Overseas records are also being collected.