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Isle of Man Census Surname Indexes at the Family History Library

How surname indexes can help locate a person when a computer search of the large census databases is unsuccessful.

Today, there are many useful websites and computer indexes for the Isle of Man. These include those found at, the UK National Archives,, FindMyPast, etc.. These are a good place to begin your search for people in the census.

There are, however, times when you cannot find your ancestor in these large indexes. Perhaps, a mistake was made when these large indexes were made, or a person's name was not easy to recognize in the census enumeration book, or the surname was spelled differently. In such a situation, you may be able to find your ancestor in the census by using a smaller surname index for the parish or town of interest. When looking at a smaller index, it can be easier to pick out an alternative spelling of a person's surname. These indexes are also ideal for finding all of the people with a specific surname in a specific location.

Many of these are available, in book and microfiche form. The Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) has a large and growing collection of these smaller indexes.

How to use this table to find indexes at the library.

Below is a list of library call numbers at the Family History Library that the Library has in its collection of census surname indexes for the Isle of Man. The call numbers are shown for the census years from 1841-1871 and 1891-1901. The surname indexes that are part of the Library's collection are indexed by place, parish and census year. Each header column contains a symbol. If you click on this symbol, it will sort the information by that column. For example, if you would like to know all of the indexes that in the Library's collection for a specific parish, then click on the symbol by the header for the parish column. You can resort by the place by clicking of the symbol by the place header. A dot or a period in a table cell indicates that there is no index for this place for a given census year in the Library's collection.

The 1881 surname index books have not been tabulated in this reference table since the FamilySearch has a large nationwide surname index for this year or it can be found on microfiche #6086201-207. The library is indebted to Elder Jordan Glew for his work over the years to keep this index current.

The surname indexes are listed by placename..

All Censuses Except 1881

This table contains the Family History film and book call numbers for the census surname indexes (except 1881) that are in its collection.

Census indexes at the Family History Library
PLACE PARISH 1841 1851 1861 1871 1891 1901
ARBORY Arbory . 942.89 X2i . . . .
BALLAUGH Ballaugh . 942.89/B1 X29r . . . .
BRIDE Kirk Bride . 942.89/K3 X29Ly 942.89/K3 X29L 942.89/K3 X29Li 942.89/K3 X29Lie .
CASTLETON Malew . 942.89 X29m . . . .
DOUGLAS Kirk-Braddan . 942.89 X2i Also: 942.89/K6 X22d . . . .
GERMAN Kirk-German . 942.89/K5 X22b . . . .
JURBY Jurby . 942.89/J1 X29j . . . .
LEZAYRE Lezayre . 942.89 X2i . . . .
LONAN Lonan . not yet Available . . 942.89/K8 X29L .
MALEW Malew . 942.89 X29m . . . .
MANX FISHING FLEETS . . . 942.89 X2m 942.89 X2m .
MAROWN Marown . 942.89/K10 X29L . . . .
MAUGHOLD Maughold . not yet Available . . 942.89/K9 X29c .
MICHAEL Kirk Michael . 942.89 X2i . . 942.89/K2 X29L .
PEEL Peel . 942.89 X2i . . . .
RUSHEN Rushen . 942.89 X2i . . . .


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