Surnames for West Ridings, Yorkshire

Henry Braugham Guppy compiled a thorough study of British surnames in his 1890 book Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. Therefore, the names listed at that time, before modern mobility and communications, give a solid indication of the regionalism of British names.

In Yorkshire, a number of names could be found in two or three surrounding counties.  These include Bancroft, Baxter, Beaumont, Birkenshaw, Calvert, Crosland, Crossley, Crowther, Cundall, Driver, Duckett, Dugdale, Eastwood, England, Farrar, Frankland, Grayson, Hague, Handley, Hanley, Hardacre, Hargreaves, Hartley, Heaton, Hebden, Holgate, Harner, Hayle, Illingworth, Ingham, Jenkinson, Kaye, Leeming, Lockwood, Lofthouse, Lemley, Marsden, Marston, Morrell, Oddle, Oddy, Pickles, Priestley, Redman, Schofield, Senior, Shillitce, Shuttleworth, Slinger, Stead, Stones, Sutcliffe, Swales, Sykes, Thwaite, Waddington, Waite, Wolfenden.

The following names were only in West Ridings.

Names Peculiar to West Ridings, Yorkshire

Surnames A-B

Addy, Ambler, Appleyard, Armitage, Balmforth, Barraclough, Batty, Battye, Beaver, Beevers, Bentham, Binns, Blakey, Bottomley, Bramall, Brear, Brears, Broadbent, Broadhead, Broadfield.

Surnames C-F

Capstick, Clapham, Clough, Cockshott, Crapper, Crawshaw, Demain, Demaine, Denby, Denison, Dibb, Dyson, Earnshaw, Emmott, Feather, Firth.

Surnames G-I

Garside, Geldard, Gelder, Gledhill, Gott, Haigh, Hainsworth, Haley, Hampshire, Hanson, Hardcastle, Helliwell, Hepworth, Hey, Hinchcliff, Hinchcliffe, Hirst, Hobson, Holdsworth, Houldsworth, Holroyd, Horsfall, Houseman, Ingleby.

 

Surnames J-P

Jagger, Jowett, Jubb, Kenworthy, Laycock, Lodge, Longbottom, Lamb, Mallinson, Mawson, Midgley, Moorhouse, Murgatroyd, Myers, Newsholme, Newsome, Noble, Peel, Petty, Popplewell, Poskitt.

Surnames R-T

Ramsden, Redmayne, Rishworth, Rushworth, Robertshaw, Roebuck, Sedgwick, Sidgwick, Shackleton, Sheard, Stansfield, Sugden, Sunderland, Tatham, Teal, Teale, Thackery, Thachray, Thornber, Thwaites, Tinker, Townend.

Surnames U-Z

Umpleby, Uttley, Varley, Verity, Wadsworth, Watkinson, Weatherhead, Whiteley, Whitley, Widdop, Widdup, Woodhead, and Wrathall. –Cheryl Bolen, author of three dozen historical romances set in Regency England.

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