TheGenealogist provides fully transcribed records and links to the actual images of the 1871 Census, reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England.
The 1871 Census for England was taken on the night of 2 April 1871. Forms had been distributed to people a few days earlier and were collected on the 2 April. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 2 April 1871 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators’ books.
Information in the 1871 Census records:
- Name of road or street and house number or name
- Whether house or property inhabited or uninhabited
- Name and surname of each person in the property
- Their relationship to head of the household
- Their marital status if applicable
- The person’s Age at last birthday (and their gender indicated by column in which age is recorded)
- Person’s rank, profession or occupation
- Where they were born
- Whether blind, deaf, or dumb, imbecile or lunatic.
See the top surnames, forenames and occupations in the 1871 Census: