Staffordshire Family History

Research your Staffordshire family history with these resources to online records, which include births, marriages and deaths, burials, convicts, wills and military records.

About Staffordshire

Population

  • 1841 – 510,504
  • 1851 – 630,545
  • 1861 – 769,541
  • 1871 – 857,333
  • 1881 – 981,013
  • 2014 – 860,165

Largest Towns & Cities

  1. Stoke-on-Trent
  2. Tamworth
  3. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  4. Burton-upon-Trent
  5. Stafford

Most Common Surnames 1881

  1. Smith
  2. Jones
  3. Taylor
  4. Williams
  5. Johnson

Places of Interest

  • National Memorial Arboretum
  • Staffordshire Regiment Museum
  • Tamworth Castle
  • Stafford Castle
  • Wedgwood Museum
  • Potteries Museum
  • Apedale Heritage Centre

For family history purposes, Wolverhampton is included in Staffordshire, although since 1974 it’s been part of the West Midlands.
Stoke-on-Trent is still part of Staffordshire, but is administrated as an independent unitary authority.