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About the study
History of the name
Distribution of the name
According to the free BMD site, for all types of records, (Birth, Marriage and Death), over the period of 1837 to 1983 (data is incomplete for the last 30 years), there were for the surname Tribe, 7,570 entries, consisting of 3,225 births, 2,251 marriages and 2,094 deaths. Tribe appears most commonly in the county of Sussex with 1,941 entries, which is 25% of the total entries consisting of 826 births, 509 marriages, and 606 deaths.
After Sussex, comes Surrey with 1941 entries (24%), Hampshire with 1,416 entries (19%), Middlesex with 1,314 entries (17.3%) and Kent with 707 entries (9%). The Victorian researcher Guppy stated that Tribe was a name, which belongs to a class of names, which he described as 'peculiar' that were associated with one county, that being Sussex.
In comparison, in the whole of the free BMD index, there are only 7 entries for Tribe in Northumberland, and 8 for Cornwall.
So far, I have downloaded all the entries from the free BMD index. This consists of all Tribe entries between 1837 to 1983 (last 30 years are incomplete). I will be placed this date onto the Guild web site when it is has been edited to remove duplicates, mistakes and other errors.
When the above data has been formatted and posted, I will work my way through other sources of data as suggested by the Guild of One-Name Studies.