Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/closefamilysurname
Contact: Mrs Margaret Southgate
Please let me know if you come across other early references.
I am now beginning to work my way through the Scottish census records and find that the majority of people named CLOSE or CLOSS in Scotland appear to be of Irish descent.
Do you know of other 'hotspots' for these surnames?
I also have more recent BMD records in my database - please contact me if you need information about these. The CLOSE listings for the whole of the England and Wales census 1841-1911 are now (more or less!) complete. If you're able to help in preparing spreadsheets for Scotland and USA (or any other!) census data, I'd be delighted to collaborate with you.
Please let me know if you find any errors or if you can add further information. I'm grateful to those who have contacted me recently with additional information on CLOSE families. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact me (details below) and I may be able to help.
Here are more weblinks where you just might find something of interest:
Please get in touch if you know of a CLOSE & variants website which ought to be listed here - and let me know if any of the above links become broken. Thanks!
You may find our other Guild websites of interest: