1921 England and Wales Census records are now available!

On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.

Commons records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Commons family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Historical References

"COMMONS. A Dumfriesshire surname. Probably same as COMMON, with plural s. In 1659 Comenes. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Commons Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Commons Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Commons family tree.

Explore Commons Parish Records at Find My Past.

Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths for the Commons family name using the FreeBMD database.

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Check out the LDS Database for records of the Commons family.

Research the Commons surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Commons Military records.

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Commons Genealogy Databases

Study WikiTree for user contributed Commons family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Commons data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Look at MyTrees for information on the Commons family and people looking to contact living Commons relations.

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Find your Irish Commons relatives on findmypast.ie

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Miscellaneous Commons Databases

Investigate the Ellis Island Database for information on the Commons family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Commons surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.

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