What is the Name Index and how can I use it?

It is a large database of surnames and forenames (or initials where full forenames are not available) associated with Surrey parishes.

The Name Index will continually grow and improve so come back from time to time to see what has been added. It includes Parish registers, Monumental Inscriptions and Poor Law records.

There is a £5 charge for a search of this database which can be paid via Parish Chest using this link


1. Once payment has been made, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a list of the surname(s) you require. Please quote your membership number if applicable.

2. This list will show the number of entries found with place names.

3. Once you have studied the list, please email for further details of the individuals(s) stating required surname(s) and associated place(s).

Personal searches at Lingfield Research Centre (LRC)

Visitors to the LRC are always welcome and we can help with their searches. See the LRC page for information on opening times.