Map courtesy of Steve Archer software – http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/
My study evolved when, more by good luck, I came across four people, Joan Gallagher, Peter Byford, David Perkins and Graham Caddick, all with extensive knowledge of the YOXALL surname.
At this time the 1881 census was digitally available, but only on CDs. I soon proved there were barely a dozen core YOXALL families. And so the One-Name study began, my role being the custodian.
This site contains a wealth of information on members of the various Yoxall families.
The various menu options will guide you to pages of interest.
Yoxall Family Tree is where all the individuals are.
Latest news and updates can be seen below.
Goons Profile Page – Many people aren’t aware of my Profile page on GOONS. This can be accessed by clicking the GOONS blue logo where you can see a summary of my research, objectives, a few details, statistics and photos of successful or unusual YOXALL.
This site is newly rebuilt – December 2022
The rebuild was necessary to replace unsupported theme and plugins and to refresh the look and feel.
No data that was on the original site has been removed.
What’s new and updated in October 2022
New– 1921 Census Index and notes
With the 1921 Census now accessible on Find My Past (FMP), we can all learn a little more about the lives of our ancestors. However, the huge cost of digitising the Census by FMP, who have exclusive rights to the 1921 Census for up to 3 years, is the reason why transcriptions and images have to be purchased separately, whether you are a subscriber to FMP or a member of the public.
As a One Name Study researcher, the cost of buying transcriptions and images for all YOXALL ancestors is not practical. Instead, I have chosen to embark on linking every YOXALL on the 1921 FMP Census Index to a spreadsheet, similar to my other UK Census and the 1939 Register. With notes and links to people, it should help increase the chances of finding your 1921 YOXALL ancestors.
Updated YOXALL lines
It has been a very busy few months working on YOXALL female lines. Thanks to the work of several YOXALL researchers, over a thousand individuals, sources and images have been added to my website, far too many to mention individually. Many thanks to Kim THOMPSON, Simon DAVIES, Stephanie BATES, Jeff ALIBER, Taralee TURNER and many other Ancestry Tree owners whose research is helping to fill gaps in what seem endless female YOXALL lines. Most updates are with regard to these YOXALL lines:
John YOXALL & Sarah WOODGER
Abraham YOXALL & Mary SHENTON
Abraham YOXALL & Jane HARDING
It is worth looking to see if there are any updates if you are researching any of these YOXALL lines.
YOXALL surname variations
For those who are can’t find some of their YOXALL ancestors, I have written some help notes on surname variations, transcription errors and surnames wrongly recorded.
At the end of the ‘Origin of Place Name and Surname YOXALL’ link is an extensive list of surname variations, transcription errors and surnames wrongly recorded I have found to date. These may help you think, as they say, outside the box for an ancestor you can’t trace.
UPDATED – GRO BMD Spreadsheet Indexes
All 3 Birth, Marriages and Deaths indexes updated to June 1920, with 95% to 98% of all BMDs now linked to a specific YOXALL line for GRO YOXALL between Sep 1837 and Sep 2022.
UPDATED – Pie Chart for all YOXALL lines – Sep 2022
The number of YOXALL in each line can be viewed via this link:
https://yoxall.one-name.net/all-lines-pie-chart/. This is by far the most visual way to see instantly how the YOXALL surname is distributed across the various YOXALL lines.
UPDATED – Details of all the YOXALL lines – Sep 2022
The earliest ancestor for each YOXALL line can be viewed via this link:
Just 3 YOXALL lines now account for 75% of all YOXALL and the top 10 YOXALL lines account for 99.5% of all YOXALL. With the addition of several hundred more YOXALL descendants, all of whom belong to an existing line, it is now clear that all YOXALL descendants today will belong to an existing line.
UPDATED – Female YOXALL lines
This is still a work in progress project due to the scale of tracing all female YOXALL lines, especially those who married.
Can you help fill any gaps in female lines? Do you know of any female YOXALL lines that need bringing up to date? Let me know and I will tackle them as separate projects, working directly with you if that is helpful.
One area that is gathering pace is the unlocking of people on my website who are recorded as ‘Living’. Details are known to me but are not visible in order to comply with the Data Protection Act. Details, sources and images of hundreds more people are now visible.
Can you help unlock more details for those proven to be deceased? All I need is a source to prove a person is deceased. Have you any photos you would like to share with others of deceased ancestors?