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.

If you believe you are connected to someone mentioned on this site we would welcome an application for registration. Click on Help above and read "Can I register on this site?" for details of the requirements.


There are many ways to navigate around the tree, but a starting point might be one of these links:

Alternatively you could use the Search box (above, right) if you are looking for a specific person, family or place. You might also look at our menu of Favourites top right) and start browsing from one of them.

Average age at marriage date, by century


The most common surnames in this tree are:

Attwood (138), Austen (77), Baker (74), Barton (68), Barty (105), Batt (174), Bromley (71), Brown (92), Buss, Oughton (106), Chasmar, Chasmer (61), Chasmer, Chasmar (76), Collins (77), Coulson (47), Drury (347), Field (52), Fenn, Finn (47), Firth (68), Fowler (47), Harrison (53), Howard (76), Humphrey (284), Jackson (160), Jameson (60), Johnson (72), Knight (76), Ledger (248), Marshall (76), Morfett (101), Osborne (215), Pearson (70), Possee (55), Rabbitt (234), Richardson (49), Roberts (56), Roots (57), Russell (63), Saunders, Sanders (53), Smith (185), Smitherman (180), Stapley (63), Taylor (93), Tyler (116), Waghorn (419), Wakeford (52), Waters (74), Webb (62), Weeks (88), Weston (44), Wood (78)

[You can click on any of these names to go directly to it's full list]

Average age at death date, by century


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Number of children per family, by century


Most common given names


William (907), John (795), James (536), Thomas (534), George (525), Charles (341), Henry (330), Edward (298), Richard (199), Frederick (188)


Mary (741), Elizabeth (601), Ann (584), Sarah (402), Jane (323), Alice (177), Eliza (160), Emily (145), Ellen (136), Frances (136)

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