M*CH*MORE One Name Study
Population censuses have been held in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands) every 10 years since 1801, with the exception of 1941. The census returns for 1841 were the first to include the names of individuals, and all returns up to 1911 have now been made publicly available. Sadly, the 1931 census returns for England and Wales were destroyed in a fire in 1941.
In addition, a National Register was compiled in 1939 for the purpose of issuing identity cards and to control movement, conscription and rationing in war time. While not strictly a census, the Register is included here because it provides similar information.
Most M*CH*MORE entries were found in the censuses of England, with a fair number in Wales that increased considerably between 1841 and 1911. Only a handful of M*CH*MOREs were located in the Channel Islands, Scotland or the Isle of Man.