Maxwell Name Study - Scotland

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Maxwell Name Study

Maxwells In Scotland - Study manager Maria Maxwell


The early Scottish Maxwell history is covered in the Clan Maxwell pages of the Scotland Project. This part of the study is concentrating on Maxwells in Scotland in more recent times.

Irish Immigration to Scotland in 19th and 20th Century
Immigration to Scotland 1830 to 1939
Irish genealogy toolkit - irish immigration to Scotland

A lot of Maxwell's came from Ireland to Scotland in the 19th Century. Fleeing famine and other forces. Many settled in areas such as Greenock or Glasgow Gorbals, to work in shipbuilding, dock work, or iron foundries on the River Clyde or Paisley with the linen/cotton trade there. Their ancestors may well have, before them, fled Scotland in the 17th century due to religious persecution together with the Plantation of Ulster.

External Resources

Scotlands People The official Government registry site for all Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records for Scotland. Various indexes are free to view. Copies of online records can be downloaded for a small fee for credits. Their offices are in Edinburgh and are due to reopen late April 2021 following closure due to COVID restrictions. At November 2021 the reading/research rooms are re-opening on a very controlled basis. Mainly for researchers with a business need. Appointments must be made ,paid for and confirmed by e-mail well in advance and numbers are very restricted only 16 seats per day currently available.

The 1921 census records for Scotland were due to be released " some time in "2021 !!" but time is running out and I can't see it mentioned on their web site at 18 Nov 2021

The next Scotland census is due to take place spring 2022.

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