Welcome to Our Families' History

Our families include the Osborne, Waghorn, Shearman, Firth and a great many other related families, primarily originating in Kent, Surrey, and Yorkshire, England.

The site has been established to allow our various related families to communicate, share information, and collaborate on all aspects of family news, past, present and future. It is open for viewing by anyone, anywhere, but privacy controls restrict certain data to registered family members only. In particular, without registering you cannot see any information about living relatives or those who died within the last 20 years.

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Average age in century of marriage

Most common surnames

Attwood (138), Austen (77), Baker (62), Barton (67), Barty (105), Batt (173), Bromley (71), Brown (84), Buss, Oughton (105), Chasmar, Chasmer (61), Chasmer, Chasmar (76), Collins (76), Coulson (47), Drury (340), Firth (68), Fowler (47), Harrison (53), Howard (76), Humphrey (284), Jackson (160), Jameson (60), Johnson (72), Knight (60), Ledger (243), Marshall (75), Morfett (101), Osborne (214), Pearson (70), Possee (55), Rabbitt (234), Roots (57), Russell (63), Saunders, Sanders (53), Smith (181), Smitherman (172), Stapley (56), Taylor (88), Tyler (105), Waghorn (410), Wakeford (52), Waters (73), Webb (58), Weeks (88), Weston (44), Wood (78)

[You can click on any of these names to go directly to it's full list]
Average age related to death century

Recent changes

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Recently changed records

  Record Last change by DATE SORTNAME
Doris Florence Emily Cottis     0 Cottis,Doris Florence Emily
Henry William Cottis + Emily Kate Gunn     0 Cottis,Henry William + Gunn,Emily Kate
Emily Kate Gunn     0 Gunn,Emily Kate
Henry William Cottis     0 Cottis,Henry William
Frederick Robert H Soames     0 Soames,Frederick Robert H
Betty Alice Soames     0 Soames,Betty Alice
Kenneth Read     0 Read,Kenneth
Horace Albert Soames + Alice Cottis     0 Soames,Horace Albert + Cottis,Alice
Horace Albert Soames     0 Soames,Horace Albert
Alice Cottis     0 Cottis,Alice
Joan Lilian Cottis     0 Cottis,Joan Lilian
Arthur Cottis     0 Cottis,Arthur
Lily Violet Winifred Ashwell     0 Ashwell,Lily Violet Winifred
Arthur Cottis + Lily Violet Winifred Ashwell     0 Cottis,Arthur + Ashwell,Lily Violet Winifred
Clarkson     0 Clarkson,@P.N.
Ashwell + Clarkson     0 Ashwell,@P.N. + Clarkson,@P.N.
Ashwell     0 Ashwell,@P.N.
Edward Thomas Walter Winter     0 Winter,Edward Thomas Walter
Joyce E Gooderham     0 Gooderham,Joyce E
Edward Thomas Walter Winter + Joyce E Gooderham     0 Winter,Edward Thomas Walter + Gooderham,Joyce E
Dorothy M Winter     0 Winter,Dorothy M
Walter Winter     0 Winter,Walter
Gladys Evelyn Cottis     0 Cottis,Gladys Evelyn
Dennis A Oliver     0 Oliver,Dennis A
Alec Victor Cottis     0 Cottis,Alec Victor
Kate Maud Piper     0 Piper,Kate Maud
Bridger     0 Bridger,@P.N.
Everett + Bridger     0 Everett,@P.N. + Bridger,@P.N.
Berty Everett     0 Everett,Berty
Everett     0 Everett,@P.N.
Berty Everett + Kate Maud Piper     0 Everett,Berty + Piper,Kate Maud
Moore     0 Moore,@P.N.
Piper + Moore     0 Piper,@P.N. + Moore,@P.N.
Piper     0 Piper,@P.N.
Walter John Cottis     0 Cottis,Walter John
Charlotte Emily Cottis     0 Cottis,Charlotte Emily
Leonard James Phillips     0 Phillips,Leonard James
Wall     0 @N.N.,Wall
Phillips + Wall     0 Phillips,@P.N. + @N.N.,Wall
Phillips     0 Phillips,@P.N.
Arthur Leslie Faraway     0 Faraway,Arthur Leslie
George Henry Layzell     0 Layzell,George Henry
West     0 West,@P.N.

Average number of children per family

Average number of children per family

Most common given names


William (863), John (753), Thomas (521), James (511), George (501), Charles (331), Henry (315), Edward (278), Richard (196), Frederick (177)


Mary (718), Elizabeth (580), Ann (566), Sarah (389), Jane (313), Alice (166), Eliza (154), Emily (141), Frances (129), Ellen (128)